FOR SAMA

Feature Documentary 90mins

Dir: Ed Watts, Waad Al-Kateab

C4 | PBS Frontline | Theatrical Release USA

World Premiere March SXSW 2019

Winner Grand Jury, Best Documentary Feature SXSW

Audience Award, Best Documentary at SXSW in March 2019.

HOTDOCS, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL   – Official Selection

St Paul, River Run, Newport Beach Film Festivals

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

“One of the most remarkable films ever made about the Syrian uprising”
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”

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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.