FOR SAMA

FOR SAMA

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FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice - whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter's life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much. The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts.

“A REMARKABLE DOCUMENTARY AND IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO A COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT OF SYRIAN TRAGEDY”

- Robert F. Worth, The New York Review of Books

“IT IS CONFRONTING AND OCCASIONALLY SHOCKING. BUT ALSO WARM, MOVING, OFTEN SURPRISINGLY FUNNY AND UTTERLY CRUCIAL”

- Graeme Tuckett, Stuff.co.nz

“IT’S SO VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE TAKE EVERY OPPORTUNITY WE GET TO OPEN THE WINDOW INTO THE WORLD BEYOND OUR OWN LIVES TO SEE STORIES LIKE THIS ONE.”

- Kate Rodger, Newshub (NZ)

Directed by Waad Al-Kateab & Edward Watts

Country: UK | SYRIA
Runtime: 96 minutes
Genre: Documentary, War
Language: English and in Arabic (with English subtitles)

Rated: Not Yet Rated

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