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For Sama (2019)

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FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hamza Al-Khateab Hamza Al-Khateab ... Himself
Sama Al-Khateab Sama Al-Khateab ... Herself
Waad Al-Khateab Waad Al-Khateab ... Herself
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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. The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts.

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Documentary

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Syria

Language:

Arabic | English

Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

For Sama See more »

Filming Locations:

Aleppo, Syria

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,350, 28 July 2019

Gross USA:

$39,437

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$657,862
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2.20:1
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The word "Sama," for whom the film is named, means "Sky" in Arabic. See more »

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Life. Not a film.
24 October 2019 | by adityakripalaniSee all my reviews

There a moment in this film a baby which will probably make you feel more strongly than any other movie in the history of the films you've seen.


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