For Sama

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The Art Theater Fri, Sep 6 7:30 PM
The Art Theater Sat, Sep 7 2:30 PM
The Art Theater Sat, Sep 7 7:30 PM
The Art Theater Sun, Sep 8 5:00 PM
The Art Theater Mon, Sep 9 7:30 PM
The Art Theater Tue, Sep 10 5:00 PM
The Art Theater Thu, Sep 12 5:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Regular Event
Release Year:2019
Production Country:UK
Original Langauge:Arabic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Waad al-Kateab
Edward Watts


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.