Dr. Amani Ballour will make her way to the biggest party in Hollywood this Sunday, but the Syrian doctor shrugged when she admitted that she doesn’t have a red carpet outfit yet for the Academy Awards. Even though Ballour is featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary The Cave, she’s more interested in drawing attention to the crisis in Syria.
The National Geographic documentary “is our testimony of the crimes against humanity,” Ballour said Sunday, shortly after arriving in the United States. “This is our truth of what happened and what is still happening. All the people around the world know the Oscars. They will see this film and they will know the truth.”
In The Cave, director Feras Fayyad and producers