FOR SAMA is 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.
JOIN US FRIDAY 24th APRIL:
1) Watch the film online in the UK or US (Running time 1 hour 40 mins)
We would suggest starting the film at 1:45 PM (EST) / 6:45 PM (UK) to finish in time for the Q&A.
2) Join for the live Q&A: 3:30 PM (EST) / 8:30 PM (UK)
RSVP for the Q&A with Directors Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts.
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