Hunger Ward

(HUNGER WARD)

The conflict in Yemen has contributed to one of the worst humanitarian crises of our times. The documentary gives a voice to those who are often drowned out in the world media by bombings and political speeches.

Dr Aida Alsadik and nurse Mekia Mahdi have one thing in common: they both care for malnourished children affected by the terrifying war in Yemen and the famine that is advancing with it. In one of the poorest countries in the world, where almost 80% of the population lives below the poverty line, their lives have become a daily struggle to save people. Thousands of children suffer from malnutrition and often find themselves on the thin line between life and death. But the care and determination of the nurses from the two largest Yemeni hospitals give them hope.

Impact

Get involved. Yemen is hungry. Millions of people are malnourished, the consequences of the war are dire, and hospitals are under enormous pressure every day. The mid-length documentary Hunger Ward also presents the story of a pair of hospitals for the malnourished, which will leave few viewers unshaken. As part of the official impact campaign for the film, the filmmakers offer four ways of involving the audience. The basis is to subscribe to receive information about the situation in Yemen. This is followed by participation in social media with the hashtags #HungerWard and #YemenCantWait. The third step is a financial donation to one of the two hospitals shown in the film. And if you are truly serious about helping Yemen, there is a fourth step: to engage with and co-operate with the organisations that are active in this area. Get involved! https://www.hungerward.org/getinvolved

About the film

Director: Skye Fitzgerald
Yemen, USA
2020 | 40 min.

Language: Arabic, English

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

Director

Skye Fitzgerald

Filmography
2020 - Hunger Ward
2018 - 101 Seconds
2018 - Lifeboat
2015 - 50 feet from Syria
2006 - Bombhunters

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