Audience Award: For Sama

Audience Award: Documentary Competition

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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Directors

Waad al-Kateab

Edward Watts

Credits

Directors: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts

Contact

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Premiere Status: World Premiere
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Runtime: 94:30 mins