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

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hamza Al-Khateab ...
Himself
Sama Al-Khateab ...
Herself
Waad Al-Khateab ...
Herself

Directed by

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Waad Al-Khateab
Edward Watts

Produced by

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Waad Al-Khateab ... producer
Raney Aronson ... executive producer
Ben de Pear ... executive producer
Nevine Mabro ... executive producer
Siobhan Sinnerton ... executive producer
George Waldrum ... executive producer

Music by

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Nainita Desai

Cinematography by

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Waad Al-Khateab

Film Editing by

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Chloe Lambourne
Simon McMahon

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Enge Gray ... colorist

Production Management

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Sam Hardy ... post-production manager
Olly Strous ... Head of Post Production

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Jez Spencer ... re-recording mixer

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Pour Sama (France)
  • Für Sama (Germany)
  • Pour Sama (Tunisia, French title)
  • Для Самы (Russia)
  • Pour Sama (Algeria, French title)
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  • 100 min
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Trivia The filming covers five years, between the start of protests against the government of Syria in 2012, and 2017. See more »
Movie Connections References Batman Begins (2005). See more »

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