Free State Festival presents The Cave

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Lawrence Arts Center
Free State Festival presents The Cave @ Lawrence Arts Center | Lawrence | Kansas | United States

Free State Festival presents a FREE screening of the critically acclaimed film, The Cave, fresh off the heels of the Toronto Film Festival.

Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad 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 known as the Cave, where pediatrician and managing physician Dr. Amani Ballour 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 contend with daily bombardments, chronic supply shortages and the ever-present threat of chemical attacks, The Cave paints a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity.