FOR SAMA (18)
Dir. Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts
2019 | 95 mins | UK
Arabic with English subtitles
- Sat 28 Sep: 5pm
- Mon 30 Sep: 7.30pm
- Tue 1 Oct: 10.45am + Breakfast Deal
Winner of Best Documentary Cannes and SXSW, 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.
‘Deeply powerful … A rare firsthand account of war from a strictly female perspective’
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER