For Sama
  • Year2019
  • Duration96 min

Told as a message from a young Syrian mother Waad al-Kateab to her daughter, For Sama traces Waad’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth while catastrophic conflict rises around her. An intimate, visceral documentary about the female experience of war, Waad’s camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as she 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.
  • Director(s): Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
  • Producer(s): Waad al-Kateab
  • Country: Syria, UK
  • Language: Arabic
  • Premiere status: UK Premiere

  • Grand Jury Award