Winner of l’Œil d’or for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, For Sama is an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war, a love letter from a young mother to her daughter, as we follow Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo in Syria, where she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama.
“There simply hasn’t been a film like it before….A guttural cry of despair and an incendiary plea for justice. A fellow critic has already called it, ‘One of the most important films you will ever see in your life’. And I’m inclined to agree’.” The Times
As part of Women Shaping the World