For Sama

A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice– whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.

Directed by: Waad al-Kateab Edward Watts
Genres: Documentary, War,
Production Company: ITN Productions, PBS Frontline, Channel 4 News,

For Sama - An intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 09-10-2019
  • Runtime: 100 Minutes
  • Popularity: 8.11
  • Vote Count: 191
  • IMDB Rating: 8.3
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 0
  • Region: Syrian Arab Republic ( SY ), United Kingdom ( GB ),
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Photo Name Character
Sama Al-Khateab - Azwaad Movie Database Sama Al-Khateab Herself
Hamza Al-Khateab - Azwaad Movie Database Hamza Al-Khateab Himself
Waad al-Kateab - Azwaad Movie Database Waad al-Kateab Herself
Photo Name Department
Nainita Desai-Sound Nainita Desai Sound (Original Music Composer)
George Waldrum-Production George Waldrum Production (Executive Producer)
Raney Aronson-Rath-Production Raney Aronson-Rath Production (Executive Producer)
Olly Strous-Production Olly Strous Production (Head of Production)
Sam Hardy-Crew Sam Hardy Crew (Post-Production Manager)
Waad al-Kateab-Directing Waad al-Kateab Directing (Director)
Waad al-Kateab-Camera Waad al-Kateab Camera (Director of Photography)
Waad al-Kateab-Production Waad al-Kateab Production (Producer)
Edward Watts-Directing Edward Watts Directing (Director)
Chloe Lambourne-Editing Chloe Lambourne Editing (Editor)

See Full Cast & Crew of For Sama


'For Sama' is a tough watch, made even harder knowing that the neighbouring city of Idlib is currently under siege in the same way. It is also a beautifully edited and narrated piece that needs to reach as many people as possible, since we have no perception of what the Syrian war was like via traditional news media. This is an important, must-watch film. - Jake Watt Read Jake's full article...

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