Delegation of the European Union to India and Bhutan

INVITATION: Human Rights Council - Film screening and debate: THE CAVE

21/02/2020 - 09:58
EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva - Press releases

Human Rights Council - Film screening and debate: THE CAVE - Monday, 9 March 2020, 18:15-21:00 - Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la Paix, Geneva


The EU Delegation organises a film screening of the 2020 Oscar-nominated Syria documentary "The Cave" in partnership with the Graduate Institute and the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH). The movie recounts the incredible work of Dr Amani Ballour and her colleagues in an underground hospital in the besieged Syrian city of Eastern Ghouta. In addition to a shortage of electricity and medical equipment, Dr Ballour tries to do her job, despite some patients refusing to be treated by a woman.

This documentary film will be followed by a panel discussion in the presence of the courageous protagonist Dr Amani Ballour herself. She will discuss alongside Najat Rochdi, Chair of the Humanitarian Task Force of the UN Special Envoy for Syria and Ben Parker, Senior Editor at The New Humanitarian and former Head of the UN OCHA Office in Syria, about the role of International Humanitarian Law in ensuring health services in a conflict situation. The discussion will be moderated by Julie Billaud, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute.

Please register for the screening and debate vie the Graduate Institute here: