For Sama

Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts

An intimate and hopeful story about a woman's experience in a devastating war.

Waad falls in love with a doctor amidst the conflict in Syria. For five years she records their existence on film. Everyday life alternates with the horrors of the devastating war. 

 This is a much-needed injection of empathy. Although it is horrifying, it is a film full of hope: the couple gets married and they have a baby. This film is for her, for Sama. A radical film in which love triumphs over the horror of war.

 

direction
Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts
duration
100 min
year
2019
country
Syria, UK
language
Arabic
  • Caution with children up to 16 years of age
  • Violence
  • Fear
  • Foul language

One of the most profoundly intimate depictions of the Syrian conflict ★★★★★

Independent

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