Oscar-nominated documentary The Cave tells story of heroic doctor Amani Ballour, who ran a hospital in war-torn Syria

Syrian pediatrician and main character of the documentary The Cave, doctor Amani Ballour. PHOTO: AFP
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LOS ANGELES - The Cave tells the moving story of Dr Amani Ballour, a heroic young doctor who ran an underground hospital in war-torn Syria, caring for the wounded as bombs and chemical attacks rained down upon them.

The critically-acclaimed film shows her and fellow medics saving thousands of lives - all the while being criticised and disrespected because women are not supposed to work in their patriarchal society.

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