Hunger Ward

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Shorts: Documentaries
Digital Screening Room Fri, May 14 12:00 AM - Thu, May 27 11:59 PM

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Watch From:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
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Film Info
Programs:Shorts
Spotlight: Common Ground
Tags:Documentary
War
Human Rights
Health & Wellness
Middle East
Release Year:2020
Runtime:40 min
Country/Region:USA
Yemen
Festivals & Awards:Nominated for a 2021 Oscar®
Language:Arabic
English
Cast/Crew
Director:Skye Fitzgerald
Producer:Mike Scheuerman
Skye Fitzgerald
Editor:Dan Sadowsky
Composer:William Campbell

Description

Filmed inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in conflict-ridden Yemen, Oscar®-nominated Hunger Ward documents two women fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war. The film provides unflinching portraits of Dr. Aida Alsadeeq and Nurse Mekkia Mahdi as they work to save the lives of hunger-stricken children within a population on the brink of famine. With unprecedented access within a sensitive conflict-zone, HUNGER WARD reveals the bravery of deeply committed doctors working in the middle of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis

Screening as a part of Shorts: Documentaries