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Saturday 29th February 11:00 AM

For Sama 

Director: Waad Al-Khateab, Edward Watts Country: UK/Syria
Cert: 18 Year: 2019 Length: 100 mins Language: Arabic/English
For Sama

Audience Reaction

Score: 96.88% Attendance: 105




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.

Keswick Peace and Human Rights Group Screening

Thanks to Cinema for All
NB the 18 certificate relates to disturbing images of death arising from the conflict


open_quote For Sama is one of the most profoundly intimate depictions of the Syrian conflict ever put to film. close_quote Clarisse Loughrey, Independent

open_quote For Sama powerfully mixes the personal and the political to thought-provoking, emotional ends. The result is one of the best documentaries of 2019. close_quote Ian Freer, Empire Magazine

open_quote Must be seen to be believed. Waad Al-Kateab is your new hero. close_quote David Jenkins, Little White Lies



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