• For Sama
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  • For Sama

For Sama

by Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts Border Lines

“I keep filming, it gives me a reason to be here.” Journalist Waad al-Kateab gives birth to her daughter Sama in a beleaguered Aleppo, where her husband Hamza is saving lives at the last remaining hospital. Soon they will have to face an impossible choice: to flee – or to remain in their bomb-riddled, beloved hometown, where so many have fallen victim in the fight against Syria’s President Assad. Over a period of five years, FOR SAMA tells a diary-style story from a most personal, most human perspective about the destructiveness of civil war and the heart-breaking everyday life of a young journalist, wife and mother. It is a modern war film told from a female perspective, which becomes a deeply touching movie about love.

  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Syria, UK, USA, 2019
  • Runtime: 95 Min
  • Languages: Arabic
  • Subtitles: German, French
  • Directors: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
  • Cinematography: Waad al-Kateab
  • Editors: Chloë Lambourne, Simon McMahon
  • Music: Nainita Desai
  • Producers: Waad al-Kateab, Ben De Pear, Nevine Mabro, Siobhan Sinnerton, George Waldrum, Raney Aronson-Rath, Dan Edge
  • Production Companies: Channel 4 News, ITN Productions, Channel 4, PBS FRONTLINE
  • World Sales: Autlook Filmsales GmbH
  • Swiss Distribution: trigon-film
  • www.forsamafilm.com
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