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Year: 2019
Original Title: For Sama
Length: 100 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Studios: Channel 4 Television Corporation
Age rating: Suitable only for adults
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: September 13 2019


Ranking: 7,391 out of 15,443 movies (up 790)


8.5 by 5 media


'For Sama' is a documentary about the horrors of war and how they affect women, about the love from a mother to her child and the impossible decisions to take. The film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab, of how she fell in love, got married and started a family when she gave birth to her daughter Sama. The difference in this story is that throughout all the process, the conflict in Syria is behind everything. The uprising in Aleppo that would end up in a war and an international and humanitarian crisis. Trough Waad's life there is love and misery, laughter and cry, when the woman must decide wether or not to fleet the country with her daughter. The film is the first documentary by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts.




Trivia For Sama

'For Sama' won best documentary prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The film covers five years of the conflict, from the start of the protests against the Syrian government in 2012 until 2017. Waad Al-Khateab and her family live now in the UK, after fleeing Syria. The couple had another child, Waad was pregnant when they escaped their home country.