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FOR SAMA was awarded the Prix L’Œil d’Or for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. It also won the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the SXSW Film Festival, and the Special Jury Prize for International Feature Documentary at the Hot Docs Festival.

 

For Sama

 

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-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.

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

FOR SAMA - PRODUCED BY CHANNEL 4 NEWS/ITN PRODUCTIONS FOR CHANNEL 4 AND FRONTLINE PBS.

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Award-winning For Sama is now in cinemas across the UK. The film will also be broadcast on Channel 4 in October.

cinema listings

Opening in these UK cinemas from Friday 18th October 2019:

Opening in these French cinemas from Wednesday 16th October 2019:

Screenings & QA

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CONTACT

UK Press Inquiries :

Hayley Barlow
Channel 4 News / ITN
hayley.barlow@itn.co.uk
+447766367110

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UK International Sales:

Republic Film Distribution
zak@republicfilmdistribution.co.uk



French Press Inquiries:
cedric-landemaine@moonfleet.fr



Europe Press Inquiries and International Sales:

Autlook Film Sales
salma@autlookfilms.com
Festivals: Stephanie Fuchs: stephanie@autlookfilms.com

 International Sales:

Salma Abdalla 
Autlook Film sales
+43 676 900 3771
salma@autlookfilms.com
Festivals: Stephanie Fuchs stephanie@autlookfilms.com




US / New York Publicity:

 Susan Norget Film Promotion
susan@norget.com
+917 833 3056

US / Los Angeles Publicity:

David Magdael & Associates
David Magdael
dmagdael@tcdm-associates.com
+ 213 399 1434

 US Distribution and Screening Inquiries:

Sara Giustini
PBS Distribution
theatrical@pbs.org