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

Awards:
  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 71 wins & 46 nominations.
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Cast

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Hamza Al-Khateab ...
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Sama Al-Khateab ...
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Directed by

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Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Produced by

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Waad Al-Kateab ... producer
Raney Aronson ... executive producer
Ben de Pear ... executive producer
Dan Edge ... 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-Kateab

Film Editing by

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Chloe Lambourne
Simon McMahon

Editorial Department

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Enge Gray ... colorist

Production Management

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

Sound Department

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Jez Spencer ... re-recording mixer

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Christian Siddell ... music consultant

Additional Crew

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Elisha Gustafson ... publicist
David Magdael ... publicist
Juli Strader ... festival publicist

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Storyline

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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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Taglines Resistance. Love. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Pour Sama (France)
  • Für Sama (Germany)
  • Para Sama (Spain)
  • Kirje Alepposta (Finland)
  • 娘は戦場で生まれた (Japan, Japanese title)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Waad Al-Kateab fled to safety in Turkey in 2016. She is now a resident of the UK. (Al-Khateab was actually pregnant with Sama's sister, Taima, when she became a refugee from her native Syria.) See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #2.214 (2019). See more »
Soundtracks Crazy 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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