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For Sama

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.

Image from Preview: For Sama + Q&A

UK 2019
Dir Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
English subtitles
Cert 18
A Republic Film Distribution release

Waad al-Kateab falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama during the uprising in Aleppo, Syria. Filming all the time, her camera intimately captures moments of tenderness, laughter, loss, survival and resistance, as Waad tries to decide whether to flee the city to protect her daughter, when leaving means abandoning the political struggle for which she had already sacrificed so much. Both deeply intimate and sweepingly epic in scope, For Sama will grip you from start to finish.

Audio Description is available at all screenings and the screening on Sun 22 Sep 15:00 Studio will be presented with Hard of Hearing Subtitles.


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