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For Sama (2019)

TV-PG | | Documentary, War | 26 July 2019 (USA)
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FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 61 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

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The filming covers five years, between the start of protests against the government of Syria in 2012, and 2017. 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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Referenced in ITV Weekend News: 8 February 2020: Evening Bulletin (2020) 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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Country:

UK | Syria | USA

Language:

Arabic | English

Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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