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by Feras Fayyad

In the besieged Syrian city of Ghutta, which suffered the worst chemical attack recorded in the last 25 years, the inhabitants have built a makeshift hospital in the cavernous depths of the earth. As the conflict rages on, pediatrician Amani Ballour tries to do her job, despite  some patients refusing to be treated by a woman. Above all, it is about saving lives, comforting people, obtaining medicines, feeding staff and the patients. After winning an Oscar for Last Men in Aleppo, Feras Fayyad returns to the FIFDH with this documentary, also nominated for the Oscar. 

  • Section: Competition - Creative documentary
  • Original language: Arabic
  • Subtitles: English & French

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Feras Fayyad


  • Kirstine Barfod
  • Sigrid Dyekjær

World sales

  • Dogwoof

Rights holder

  • Ana Vicente





Production country

Denmark, Germany, Qatar, Syria & United States

Saturday 7 March


Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle

livestream on

Monday 9 March


Maison de la Paix

upon registration

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