For Sama


  • Rated CTC
  • Released 2019-10-09
  • Runtime 95 minutes
  • Genre Documentary
  • Director Waad alKateab, Edward Watts
  • Actors Sama AlKhateab, Hamza AlKhateab, Waad alKateab
  • Country Syrian Arab Republic, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Awards Academy Award Nomination Best Documentary
  • Rating 8.5
  • Votes 22


A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad alKateabs 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 daughters life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much