For Sama

Film Info
Film Type:Finalist
Documentary Feature
Themes:Current Events/History
Release Year:2019
Runtime:96 min
Production Country:UK
Original Language:Arabic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Waad al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Producer(s):Waad al-Kateab
Executive Producer(s):Ben de Pear


“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.

Content Advisories: Violence, Acts of War


Guests Scheduled to Attend:

10/19 & 10/20 - Edward Watts (Director)