Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, HUNGER WARD documents two female health care workers fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war. The film provides an unflinching portrait of Dr. Aida Al Sadeeq and Nurse Mekkia Mahdi as they try to save the lives of hunger-stricken children within a population on the brink of famine.
HUNGER WARD is the third installment of Director Skye Fitzgerald’s Humanitarian Trilogy, focused on the global refugee crisis. The first film, 50 FEET FROM SYRIA focused on doctors working on the Syrian border and was Oscar® shortlisted. The second, LIFEBOAT documents search and rescue operations off the coast of Libya and was nominated for an Academy Award® and national Emmy®.
NOMINEE – Best Documentary Short – 2020 Critics Choice Documentary Award
FINALIST – Best Short – 2021 SIMA Awards
Official Selection – 2020 DOC NYC Short ListOfficial Selection – 2020 HollyShorts Film Festival
Official Selection – 44th Portland International Film Festival
Official Selection – HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival 2021
Official Selection – One World International Documentary Film Festival 2021