FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war.
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Credited cast:
Waad Al-Kateab ... Self
Hamza Al-Khateab Hamza Al-Khateab ... Self
Sama Al-Khateab Sama Al-Khateab ... Self
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Resistance. Love.

Genres:

Documentary | War

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The word "Sama," for whom the film is named, means "Sky" in Arabic. See more »

Quotes

Waad Al-Khateab: Sama. You're the most beautiful thing in our life. But what a life I've brought you into. You didn't choose this. Will you ever forgive me?
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Connections

References Batman Begins (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Crazy
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Julio Iglesias and Dave Koz (saxophone)
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The Best Ever
7 October 2019 | by nour-12055See all my reviews

For Sama is not a film. It's rather a complete work of art. Highly recommended watching it and changing your typical heroes to Waad, Hamza, Afraa, and the rest of the angle guys. Can't recommend it enough. With respect and love ❤


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Details

Country:

UK | Syria | USA

Language:

Arabic | English

Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

For Sama See more »

Filming Locations:

Aleppo, Syria See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,350, 28 July 2019

Gross USA:

$43,796

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,397,546
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20:1
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