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Screening and Panel Discussion: “The Cave”

February 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

The Carolina Women’s Center, Center of Middle East and Islamic Studies, Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP and AAUW of Orange, Durham and Chatham will host a screening and panel discussion of The Cave.

Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad (Last Men in Aleppo) delivers an unflinching story of the Syrian war with his powerful new documentary, The Cave. For besieged civilians, hope and safety lie underground inside the subterranean hospital know as the Cave, where pediatrician and managing physician Dr. Amani Ballor and her colleagues Samaher and Dr. Alaa have claimed their right to work as equals alongside their male counterparts, doing their jobs in a way that would be unthinkable in the oppressively patriarchal culture that exists above. Following the women as they content with daily bombardments, chronic supply shortages and the ever-present threat of chemical attacks, The Cafe paints a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity.


Panelists include:

  • Dr. Allan Chrisman, Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Banu Gokariksel, The Caroline H. & Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor for Graduate Education, center for Urban & Regional Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Faisal R. Khan, Founder of the Carolina Peace Center
  • Lana Malki, B.A. in Political Science, Master’s student in Liberal Studies at Duke University; Studied history & Implications of global refugee crisis; medical interpreter at Duke Hospital


February 16, 2020
2:00 pm


Varsity Theatre
123 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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