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HUNGER WARD
(40 min) Yemen
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THURSDAY 10/21, 6:30 PM (SESSION 1)

Director: Skye Fitzgerald
Producers: Michael Scheuerman, Skye Fitzgerald

Description:

Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, the Academy Nominated 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 Alsadeeq and Nurse Mekkia Mahdi as they try to save the lives of hunger-stricken children within a population on the brink of famine.

Biography:

Skye Fitzgerald is an honorary member of SAMS (Syrian American Medical Society) Fitzgerald has worked in partnership with the Sundance Institute, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the State Department, the Paul Robeson Fund and Mountainfilm. As a Director of Photography, Fitzgerald works for major broadcasters throughout the world including Dateline, VICE, Mercy Corps, CNN, the Discovery, Travel, History and Animal Planet Channels. He is currently directing a trilogy of films on the global refugee crisis. The first, 50 Feet From Syria, focused on doctors working on the Syrian border and was voted onto the shortlist for an Oscar. The second, Lifeboat documents Search and Rescue operations off the coast of Libya and was nominated for an Academy Award® and a National Emmy. Fitzgerald is proud to be a newly inducted member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Michael Scheuerman’s initial work in the film industry was on the set of Havana, Sydney Pollack’s narrative on the Cuban revolution filmed in the Dominican Republic. Subsequently, he spent 25 years in the tech industry managing nearly 200 projects, most recently at Facebook. With the recent convergence of the technology and film industries, combined with his passion for the art of film as a catalyst for social change. He assisted with the promotion of Fitzgerald’s last film, Lifeboat and he was the producer for Hunger Ward.

Contact Information:

w: http://www.hungerward.org
e: spinfilm@gmail.com



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AGAINST THE CURRENT
AULCIE
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BELLY OF THE BEAST
THE BROTHERS (LOS HERMANOS)
CARTERLAND
A COMMUNITY UNDER FIRE
THE CONDUCTOR
COUP 53
COVISIONS: QUARANTINE DIARY
DICKTATORSHIP
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FATHER OF THE CYBORGS
THE FIRST STEP
A FISTFUL OF RUBBISH
FOR THE LEFT HAND
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FULL PICTURE
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A HOME CALLED NEBRASKA
HUNGER WARD
I AM BELMAYA
I AM GEN Z
IN A WHOLE NEW WAY
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
IRAQ’S LOST GENERATION
ISRAEL-PALESTINE: A SWISSMAN ON THE EYE OF THE STORM
LAST MEAL
THE LEAF
LIFE AND LIFE
LION ON THE MAT
THE LIST
MEDICINE MAN: THE STAN BROCK STORY
MEET THE CENSORS
MIND/GAME: THE UNQUIET JOURNEY OF CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW
NANMIN
NO TIME TO WASTE: THE URGENT MISSION OF BETTY REID SOSKIN
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THE SEED
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WE HAVE REACHED THE MOMENT
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