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Dr. Amani and Dr. Alaa in the operating room during a scene from the documentary “The Cave.” National Geographic/courtesy

Oscar-nominated documentary “The Cave,” about a doctor who works in a subterranean hospital in war-torn Syria, debuts commercial-free at 7 p.m. tomorrow on the National Geographic Channel.

A portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity, “The Cave” follows the work of managing physician Dr. Amani Ballour, who faces gender discrimination in an oppressively patriarchal culture that’s also a war zone.

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