Official Selection MountainFilm 2021

Hunger Ward

40 mins


Fueled by years of war that seems to be forgotten by the international community, the people of Yemen suffer as they sit on the brink of an unfathomable famine and humanitarian catastrophe. With unprecedented access, Oscar-nominated director Skye Fitzgerald takes us into the heart of two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen. Here, two healthcare workers, Dr. Aida Alsadeeq and nurse Mekkia Mahdi, provide care to malnourished and hunger-stricken children in the throes of need. The third film in Fitzgerald’s refugee trilogy, Hunger Ward challenges us to absorb this heart-wrenching and intimate portrait of the bravery and courage required in the face of deep human suffering. The result is a work that paints the true realities of war — which is so often unseen and overlooked — and asks us to not look away.

In-Person World Premiere
Commitment Grant Winner

Production Team

Skye Fitzgerald
Mike Scheuerman
Skye Fitzgerald
Dan Sadowsky

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2021 Mountainfilm Festival.

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