For Sama

(2019)

Overview

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.

  1. Edward Watts

    Director

  2. Waad al-Kateab

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Sama Al-Khateab

    herself

  2. Hamza Al-Khateab

    himself

  3. Waad al-Kateab

    Waad al-Kateab

    herself

Full Cast & Crew

For Sama
For Sama

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 11, 2019
    Premiere

    Meaning

  • November 19, 2019
    TV

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Content Score

64

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