For Sama

A Film by Waad-al-Kateab and Edward Watts
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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.

GENRE: Documentary, Current Affairs, Human Interest

CERTIFICATE: NC16 - Some Mature Content

DIRECTOR: Waad al-Kateab

                          Edward Watts

Duration: 95 mins

Country: Syria, United Kingdom

Year: 2019

Languages: Arabic with English subtitles

Release Date: 24 October 2019