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In Person & Previews

Preview: For Sama

+ Q&A with Waad al-Kateab, Hamza al-Kateab and Edward Watts, hosted by Jon Snow

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.

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UK 2019
Dir Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
Cert 18
Courtesy of Republic Film Distribution

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. We’re very pleased to be welcome Emmy award-winning filmmakers behind the film for a Q&A hosted by broadcaster Jon Snow.

Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less) on sale to BFI Patrons and Champions Mon 29 Jul 11:30; to BFI Members Tue 30 Jul 11:30 and to the public from Tue 6 Aug 11:30.

Audio Description will be available at this screening.


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