For Sama

Under A Falling Sky

For Sama is a feature documentary that tells the astonishing story of a 26-year old female Syrian filmmaker, Waad al-Kateab, who filmed her life in rebel-held Aleppo through 5 years of the Syrian uprising.

She fell in love, got married and had a daughter all whilst filming the violence raging around her and in particular documenting the challenges the conflict imposed on women and children. Along with a close group of friends, she stayed in the city to fight for her dream of a free Syria.

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Waad al-Kateab

Edward Watts


Directors: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
Executive Producer: Raney Aronson-Rath, Ben de Pear, Dan Edge, Nevine Mabro, Siobhan Sinnerton, George Waldrum
Producer: Waad al-Kateab
Cinematographer: Waad al-Kateab
Editor: Simon McMahon, Chloe Lambourne
Music: Nainita Desai
Additional Credits: Production Manager: Jenny Smith, Translator and Assistant Producer: Mowaffaq Safadi


Emily Rothschild
Public Film Contact
Jenny Smith
ITN Productions
Publicity Contact
Sylvia Desrochers, BigTime PR
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United Kingdom
Language: Arabic
Runtime: 94:30 mins