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THE CAVE Screening (Chicago)

February 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join MALA and Karam Foundation for a screening of the Oscar nominated film, The Cave: Hope Shines in the Darkest Places.

The program be held Feb 4,2020 at WeWork Kinzie (20 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL, 60654) from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

The winner of the People’s Choice Award for Documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival, and shortlisted for a 2020 Oscar, THE CAVE is the story of humanitarian Dr. Amani Ballour and how she risks her life to provide medical support for the residents of a Syrian city under attack. Directed by Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad (LAST MEN IN ALEPPO).

Special thanks to Picture Motion and National Geographic for making this event possible.

Join us for a special Q/A and panel discussion following the film.

About MALA:

The Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA) is a 501(c)3 civic and community organization committed to promoting individual freedom and diversity, and to celebrating Muslim American heritage.

The Muslim American Leadership Alliance is dedicated to leadership through integrity, and as such provides a platform for people to share their individual stories and to speak for themselves. MALA nurtures emerging community leaders and unites Americans of all backgrounds to advance constructive solutions to extremism and human rights abuses. MALA is open to choice .

About Karam Foundation:

Karam Foundation is a foundation for the future of Syria. Our mission is to invest in Syrian refugees so they can build a better future for themselves and their communities. Guided by the aspirations of the people we serve, we pursue this mission with compassion, transparency, and radical generosity.


Lina Sergie Attar is founder and CEO of Karam Foundation. She is a Syrian-American architect and writer from Aleppo. She was named one of GOOD magazine’s 2016 GOOD 100 for Karam’s innovative work with Syrian refugees. Her articles and essays have been published in the NYT, Chicago Tribune, Foreign Policy, Politico, The Atlantic, and BBC. She has appeared on CNN, NBC News, BBC News, Huffington Post, NPR and other media outlets. Lina has spoken about the Syrian humanitarian crisis at schools, universities, and institutions including: RISD, Harvard, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, The New School, Phillips Exeter Academy, King’s Academy in Jordan, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, New America, the Aspen Institute, and others. Sergie Attar is a co-founder of the How Many More? project, serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of The Syria Campaign, and is a non-resident fellow at New America. See Lina’s TEDx Talk here. Twitter @amalhanano.


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