FOR SAMA

Theatrical Release C4 | PBS Frontline

Dirs: Ed Watts, Waad Al-Kateab

Winner of over 21 Into Film Awards including CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, SXSW, Toronto HotDocs, Sheffield – Best Documentary Prizes

MARK KERMODE: The Guardian:

“With footage as raw and dramatic as this, it’s a credit to composer Nainita Desai that her score remains restrained and understated throughout, emphasising subtler themes of endurance and empathy, while gesturing gently toward the possibility of hope – of love – even in the midst of tragedy.”

 

Q+A SCREENINGS

Nainita has been on a mini- tour around the UK with Birds Eye Film Festival | Reclaim The Frame speaking at post film screening Q+A’s including Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, Berth Dochouse London and Brighton Picturehouse cinema.

REVIEWS:

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

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

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

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER  ” DEEPLY POWERFUL – a rare first hand account of war from a strictly female perspective”

“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”

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

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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.