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.

Film Credits

Waad Al-Khateab
Edward Watts
Waad al-Kateab
Waad al-Kateab
Waad al-Kateab
Hamza Al-Khateab
Sama Al-Khateab

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Suitable only for adultsNo one younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema. No one younger than 18 may rent or buy an 18 rated video work. Adults should be free to choose their own entertainment.
Country: United Kingdom, Syria, United States
Language: English, Arabic
Released:13 September 2019
Duration: 94 min
Genres: Documentary War

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