Screening of Oscar nominated documentary about hunger in Yemen

Spin Film

In the short documentary Hunger Ward, we meet the children who are victim of hunger in the war-zone in Yemen, and the health workers who are fighting to save them.

PublishedApr 7, 2021
AuthorIngvill Bryn Rambøl

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The worlds worst humanitarian crisis is going in in Yemen, where more than six years of civil war has left millions internally displaced and in lack of food. In the Oscar nominated short documentary Hunger Ward we meet to health workers who are fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war.

In cooperation with MTV Documentary Films the Nobel Peace Center will host a digital screening of the film on Friday 9 April at 19.00 CET. The film lasts for 40 minutes and will be followed by a conversation between David Beasley, Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Prize Prize laureate World Food Programme (WFP) and the Oscar nominated director Skye Fitzgerald.

Feeds 13 million people

The World Food Programme, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2020 for its efforts to fight hunger, provides food assistance to 13 million people in Yemen. Yet, they are unable to cover the need in a country where the global pandemic has worsened the situation for the civil population. Hunger Ward is director Skye Fitzgerald’s third film about conflict and war in the Middle East and the second to earn an Oscar nomation.

Hunger Ward will be shown in the Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition when the Nobel Peace Center reopens its doors to the public this spring. In the exhibition, a photo series by the acclaimed artist Aïda Muluneh is also shown.

“Art in different forms has the ability to wake us up and make us involved in new ways. Both Aïda Muluneh’s photos and Scott Fitzgerald’s film give us new perspectives on the issues regarding the important Nobel Peace Prize to WFP", says Kjersti Fløgstad, Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Center.

Sign up for free screening

The screening is a cooperation betweeen the Nobel Peace Center, Vulcan Productions, Spin Film, MTV Documentary Films andRyot Films. The screening is free, please register here:

https://gathr.us/screening/31773

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