The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

The Cave

The Cave


Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad delivers an unflinching story of the Syrian war with his powerful documentary The Cave.

For besieged civilians, hope and safety lie underground inside the subterranean hospital known as the Cave. Here, pediatrician and managing physician Dr. Amani Ballour and her colleagues Samaher and Dr. Alaa claim their right to work as equals alongside their male counterparts. Disregarding the oppressive patriarchal culture that exists above, these women work tirelessly to do their jobs and save lives.

A new film from the director of Last Men in Aleppo, The Cave paints a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity.

This event is free, with admission being first come, first served!

“A blistering documentary about death defiance in a war zone.” – Nigel Andrews, Financial Times

“A triumph of both artistry and humanity, this powerful and topical documentary finds a harrowing new angle to the ongoing Syrian unrest.” – Todd Jorgensen, Cinemalogue

“Like Ballour, it has a purpose: to focus the world’s attention on the suffering of Syrian people.” – Cath Clarke, The Guardian