For Sama 100 mins

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Academy Award Nomination for Best Documentary and winner of Best Film, Director, Editing and Documentary at the recent British Independent Film Awards, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts chronicle life in war-torn Syria.

Waad al-Kateab experiences five years of the uprising in Aleppo while falling in love, getting married and giving birth to her daughter Sama. Intimately personal and brutally honest, this incredible story reminds us that as the calamity of war rumbles on, individual lives are lived amongst it.

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.

The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Waad al-Khateab and Edward Watts.

"Deeply powerful...A rare firsthand account of war from a strictly female perspective."- The Hollywood Reporter

"Extraordinary...A remarkable act of cinematic witnessing. "- Variety

BAFTA Award Winner: DOCUMENTARY (Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts)
Academy Award Nomination: Best Documentary
Winner Prix L’Œil d’Or for Best Documentary, 2019 Cannes Film Festival
Winner Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary, SXSW Film Festival
WInner Special Jury Prize for International Feature Documentary, Hot Docs Festival

Take Action:
Action For Sama is an independent impact campaign by the filmmakers of For Sama, who wish to turn the incredible worldwide reaction to the film into positive action for people living in opposition-controlled areas of Syria.
– visit to view more about the campaign and how you can take action today.
#ActionForSama #ForSama #StopBombingHospitals

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