FOR SAMA

Theatrical Release C4 | PBS Frontline

Dirs: Ed Watts, Waad Al-Kateab

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL   – Best Documentary Prize

World Premiere March SXSW 2019

Winner Grand Jury, Audience Award Best Documentary Feature SXSW

HOTDOCS Special Jury Prize Best International Feature 

SHEFFIELD DOC FEST – Official Selection in Competition

St Paul, River Run, Newport Beach, Nantucket Film Festivals

 

REVIEWS:

“SIMPLE IN CONCEPT, SHATTERING IN EXECUTION… it’s you-are-there cinema of the most literal order”

VARIETY

5 STAR REVIEW: “There simply hasn’t been a film like it before”

THE TIMES

“A harrowing yet tender love story. Gorgeous, moving filmmaking”
SXSW Grand Jury Judge

” DEEPLY POWERFUL – a rare first hand account of war from a strictly female perspective”
The Hollywood Reporter

“For Sama will be the single most heart-wrenchingly honest film you have ever seen. It is truly an honor and a privilege to see this film”

“GENUINE.. HONEST.. one of the most important films you will ever see in your life”

Film Threat

 

LINKS TO REVIEWS: 

FILM WEBSITE

VARIETY REVIEW

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – AWARD WIN

WASHINGTON POST

AUSTIN CHRONICLE

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

REAL SCREEN

FILM STAGE

POP AXIOM

BLACK GIRL NERDS

FLIXIST

WEEKLY WILSON

SYNOPSIS

FOR SAMA traces the journey of a young woman, Waad al-Kateab, through love, marriage and motherhood across five years of the revolution in Aleppo, Syria.

An intimate, visceral documentary about the female experience of war, Waad faces an impossible decision: should she flee the city to protect her young daughter’s life? But to leave means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.