For Sama

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For Sama

Directed by Waad Al Kateab, Edward Watts

  • United Kingdom, USA 2019; 95 min
  • Original version: Arabic
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Grand Jury Special Mention, Doc Audience Award - Sheffield Doc/Fest
    • L’Œil d’Or for Best Documentary - Cannes IFF

Synopsis

FOR SAMA traces the journey of a young woman, Waad al-Kateab, through love, marriage and motherhood across five years of the revolution in Aleppo, Syria. An intimate, visceral documentary about the female experience of war, Waad faces an impossible decision: should she flee the city to protect her young daughter’s life? But to leave 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.

Production

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