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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18 CertificateFilms classified in this category are suitable for persons of eighteen or over. Those under eighteen will not be admitted to cinemas and it is the responsibility of each cinema, under law, to ensure that this is the case.
Country: United Kingdom, Syria, United States
Language: English, Arabic
Released:26 July 2019
Duration: 94 min
Genres: Documentary War

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