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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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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