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For Sama

Sat 12 Oct 2019


Falling in love, getting marries and giving birth to Sama.

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A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, this is the story of al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria. 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 she 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.

Directed By
Waad al-Kateab,
Year Made
UK 2019