The documentary has also been nominated for an Oscar and has also won the Robert Prize. It can be seen tonight on TV 2 or TV 2 PLAY.
The Danish-Syrian-produced documentary ‘The Cave’ has won an Emmy for best documentary during the Emmy Awards 2020, which took place on the night before Sunday Danish time.
In addition, the film’s three photographers, Muhammed Khair Al Shami, Ammar Sulaiman and Mohammed Eyas, have received the award for best photography in a documentary.
– We have been on a long journey with this film, which has been made under difficult conditions. But with this Emmy, we stand at a significant milestone, and we are happy to have had the chance to bring this important story out into the whole world, say two of the award recipients, the two Danish producers Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjær.
‘The Cave’ is directed by the Syrian film director Feras Fayyad and produced by Danish Documentary with support from, among others, TV 2.
TV 2 editor Nikolaj Daugberg calls the film “some of the strongest he has seen in documentaries”.
– ‘The Cave’ takes us seriously into the underground cave, where we are fighting to save lives. It gives us a picture of the situation in war-torn Syria, and it is quite unusual that in a documentary, lives and limbs have been risked to show how terrible the situation is. That’s why the awards are also insanely deserved, he says.
Takes place underground in Syria
The film is about the fiery soul Amani Ballour, who worked for five years as a doctor at an underground hospital in Syria. Her work was filmed along the way by three photographers.