For Sama

Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts — UK — 2019 — 95'

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.

DirectorsWaad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
ProducerWaad al-Kateab
CameraWaad al-Kateab
EditingChloe Lambourne, Simon McMahon
FestivalsBafta 2020 (Best British Documentary), EFA 2019 (Best European Documentary), Oscars 2020 (Best Documentary – Nominee
Categories Prime time

Regional premiere



Cultural Centre Vlada Divljan

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Terrace – Art Cinema Kolarac

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