The Cave

Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad (“Last Men in Aleppo”) delivers an unflinching story of the Syrian war with his powerful new documentary, The Cave. For besieged civilians, hope and safety lie underground inside the subterranean hospital known as the Cave, where pediatrician and managing physician Dr. Amani Ballour and her colleagues Samaher and Dr. Alaa have claimed their right to work as equals alongside their male counterparts, doing their jobs in a way that would be unthinkable in the oppressively patriarchal culture that exists above. Following the women as they contend with daily bombardments, chronic supply shortages and the ever-present threat of chemical attacks, The Cave paints a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity.

  • Release Date: October 18, 2019

  • Director: Feras Fayyad

  • Production Co: Danish Documentary, National Geographic



Thomas Pape was part of the international team, crafting the sound design, led by Supervising Sound Designer Peter Albrechtsen.

Working directly with sound designer Peter Albrechtsen, Thomas Pape edited sound effects for various scenes in the film. F.eks. the traveling sequence and underwater sequence.

Also designed fire, rubble and wind, construction and backgrounds.

Thomas Pape helped preparing the session for Dolby Atmos mix in Skywalker Sound studios by Tim Nielsen. Organizing sounds from various sound effects editor, and Pro Tools session wrangling/organizing.

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