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Two DFI-granted films earn Oscar nominations

Two DFI-granted films earn Oscar nominations

Tribune News Network
Doha
Two films made with Doha Film Institute (DFI) grants — The Cave and Brotherhood — have earned Oscar nominations.
“Congratulations to the entire teams of The Cave and Brotherhood, two DFI-granted films that earned #Oscar noms today! #Qatar #Oscars,” Doha Film Institute (DFI) said in a tweet.
The Cave, a Syrian civil war film directed by Feras Fayyad, has been nominated in the best documentary feature category, while Brotherhood by Montreal-based filmmaker Meryam Joobeur has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Live Action Short Film.
The Cave tells the story of Syrian doctor Amani Ballour who worked in a fortified underground hospital called ‘the cave’ where she and her team defied constant bombardments to save thousands of lives during the five-year siege of eastern Ghouta region.
A press release issued after the nomination describes Brotherhood as telling the “poignant story of a rural Tunisian father caught in between loyalty to his family and his rigid moral principles.”
This year’s edition of the Oscars will be held on February 9 in Los Angeles.