For Sama (2019)

  • Documentary, War
  • 1h 40m
“I keep filming. It gives me a reason to be here”

From award-winning filmmakers Waad al-Khateab and Edward Watts, witness an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, For Sama tells the story of 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. Deservedly nominated for Best Documentary Feature at this year’s 92nd Academy Awards, For Sama powerfully combines the personal and the political to heart-stopping ends.

“One of the most important films you will ever see in your life” — Film Threat

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Waad Al-Kateab


Edward Watts



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