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For Sama (Feminist Cinema Event)

For Sama (Feminist Cinema Event)

Release Date: Fri 13th Sep 19

Format: 2D Digital

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Disturbing scenes, images of real dead bodies

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For Sama (Feminist Cinema Event) Synopsis

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. 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.

The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts.

DISPATCH FMI is an intersectional feminist moving image curatorial practice and online platform with a focus on works created by women. Our aim is to bring feminist cinema and theory to all by making our screenings accessible, affordable, and educational.

Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

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Thursday 14th November 2019

Cast & Crew

Waad Al-Khateab
Edward Watts
Waad Al-Khateab
Sama Al-Khateab
Hamza Al-Khateab
Waad Al-Khateab