For Sama

For Sama
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 35min
  • Directed by: Waad Al-Khateab, Edward Watts

A documentary on life in Aleppo, filmed by al-Kateab over five years, as she and her husband Hamza set up a volunteer-run hospital. A powerful testament to the resilient people of Aleppo, with tragedy and heartbreak but also camaraderie and occasional resigned levity: urgent filmmaking at its finest.

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Performance times

Haslemere Hall (0.0 miles)

Bridge Road, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 2AS
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Fri 31 Jan

Southern Cinema
  • 17:00

Picturehouse Central, London W1D (0.0 miles)

7-14 Coventry Street, London, W1D 7DH
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Fri 31 Jan

Q&A with Director

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry (0.0 miles)

University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
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Tue 28 Jan

  • 19:30

Reviews & features

For Sama

9 Sep 20195 stars

Powerful, Syria-set documentary combining horror and humanity

When, in 2012, Syrian citizen Waad al-Kateab filmed scenes of the early protests against President Bashar al-Assad's government on her mobile phone, it was to prove to the world that such protests were actually happening – despite official denials. Then…

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