For Sama

2019 | UK | NR | 95 min.


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Film Info
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Release Year:2019
Runtime:95 min.
Production Country:UK
Original Language:Arabic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Waad al-Kateab
Edwards Watts
Produced by:Waad al-Kateab
Cinematography:Waad al-Kateab
Editing By:Simon McMahon
Chloe Lambourne


An astonishing look into motherhood and the female experience of war, this is one of those movies we promise will change you forever. For five years Waad al-Kateab kept her camera on, documenting her life and those around her as activists in Aleppo. Part diary, part love letter to her daughter, this poignant film follows al-Kateab’s beginnings as a hopeful student protester, to her falling in love, getting married, and having her first child, all while conflict rises around her. Capturing extraordinarily heroic and devastatingly gut-wrenching moments, it’s an on-the-ground experience that's jury and audience awards for Best Doc at SXSW, were just the beginning of its many accolades. We know it will win your heart, too, just as sure as it will break it. In Person: Directors Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts, Producer and Subject Dr. Hamza al-Kateab.