For Sama

For Sama

For Sama

Cannes award-winning documentary shot over five years that tells the story of a young woman's journey through love, war and motherhood in Aleppo, Syria.

"An intimate, visceral documentary about the female experience of war, Waad faces an impossible decision: should she flee the city to protect her young daughter’s life? But to leave means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much." (Cannes Film Festival)

Winner of the Golden Eye, 2019 Cannes Film Festival; Winner of the Audience Award (Documentary Feature) and the SXSW Grand Jury Award (Documentary Feature), 2019 SXSW Film Festival
2019Rating: RP16, Graphic content may disturb95 minsSyria, UKArabic with English subtitles
DocumentaryWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
Director:
Waad al-KateabEdward Watts (feature debuts)
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Variety

Variety

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Simple in concept and shattering in execution, blending hard-headed reportage with unguarded personal testimony, it's you-are-there cinema of the most literal order.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Hardcore current affairs reporting and intimate personal testimony merge to compelling effect in For Sama, a documentary about one family's experience of the Syrian conflict.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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For Sama provides an intimate look at a young woman who fell in love in a place that was soon headed for complete destruction.

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Variety

Variety

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Simple in concept and shattering in execution, blending hard-headed reportage with unguarded personal testimony, it's you-are-there cinema of the most literal order.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Hardcore current affairs reporting and intimate personal testimony merge to compelling effect in For Sama, a documentary about one family's experience of the Syrian conflict.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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For Sama provides an intimate look at a young woman who fell in love in a place that was soon headed for complete destruction.

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