For Sama

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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Credits

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

Contact

Distributor:

Emily Rothschild
theatrical@pbs.org

Public Film Contact:

Jenny Smith
ITN Productions
jenny.smith@itnproductions.com
+447828401826

Publicity Contact:

Sylvia Desrochers, BigTime PR
sylvia@bigtime-pr.com
424.208.3496

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
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Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2019

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Documentary Feature Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United Kingdom

Language:

Arabic

Runtime:

94:30 mins