FOR SAMA

Film synopsis

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-Khateab’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.

The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Waad al-Khateab and Edward Watts.

“ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FILMS YOU WILL EVER SEE IN YOUR LIFE” – Film Threat
“EXTRAORDINARY … A REMARKABLE ACT OF CINEMATIC WITNESSING” – Variety

Take Action:
Action For Sama is an independent impact campaign by the filmmakers of For Sama, who wish to turn the incredible worldwide reaction to the film into positive action for people living in opposition-controlled areas of Syria.
– visit www.actionforsama.com to view more about the campaign and how you can take action today.
#ActionForSama #ForSama #StopBombingHospitals

Running time

100 Minutes

Country of origin

Syria, UK

Year of production

2019

Cast

Hamza Al-Khateab
Sama Al-Khateab
Waad Al-Khateab

Director

Waad Al-Khateab, Edward Watts

Genres

Available formats

DCP

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