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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.

  

UPCOMING SCREENINGS


Newport Beach Film Fest
Saturday, April 27 @ 5:30pm
Starlight Triangle Square Cinema

HotDocs
Monday, April 29 @ 9pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 

HotDocs
Tuesday, April 30 @ 12:30pm
Hart House Theatre

HotDocs
Sunday, May 5 @ 12:45pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox

PAST SCREENINGS

Mar 11-13, 2019
SXSW Film Festival
Austin, TX
Filmmakers in Attendance

April 5, 11, 13
Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival
Minneapolis, MN

April 9 & 11
RiverRun International Film Festival
Winston-Salem, NC

CONTACT

Press Inquiries
BigtimePR
Sylvia Desrochers | Sylvia[at]bigtime-pr.com


Distribution and Screening Inquiries
PBS Distribution
theatrical[at]pbs.org