SYRIA: Feras Fayyad's new documentary shows people's courage, resilience and solidarity in a hospital under the bomb.

Gray is a regular film critic in MODERN TIMES.
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Published: February 3, 2020
The Cave
Director: Feras Fayyad
(Denmark, Syria)

How to film human trials and struggles war? When the necessary technology is widespread and the methods of documenting one's own experiences are more accessible than ever, each new crisis or conflict brings with it a stream of documentary films. It is perhaps only natural that we see a shift away from the notion of making the definitive film from any conflict to a more personal view of the lives of the affected people, given the large volume of documentation.

Such films often leave the political analysis in the background, and rather allow us to immerse ourselves in the individuals' experiences and their most…

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