FOR SAMA

Co-Presented with WGBH

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. 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. Winner of numerous festival awards including Best Documentary at Cannes and SXSW.  A PBS Films Release. In Arabic with English subtitles.

Website: forsamafilm.com

Moderator: Maria Cramer, Boston Globe reporter

Guest: Raney Aronson, FRONTLINE executive producer


Screenings:

Sunday, October 6

3:30PM

Brattle Theatre

Film Info Info

DIrectors:

 Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts

Producers:

 Waad al-Kateab

Year:

2019

Length:

94 minutes

Presenting Sponsor

Cross Insurance

Sponsors

Moxy Hotel Hunt’s Stella Artois Stella Cidre

Supporters

Independent Film Festival of Boston Alden & Harlow Hops N Scotch WGBH LEF Foundation Double Exposure Film Fest Boston Jewish Film Festival Wicked Queer Film Festival Spirit Magazine HubWeek Ninety Plus Cellars The Brattle Theatre Coolidge Corner Theatre Camden Int’l Film Festival Provincetown Film Festival