In partnership with Festival of Debate and Sheffield Doc/Fest, we are screening this Oscar-nominated, important documentary.
A rare, first-hand account of war from a strictly female perspective that’s both intimate and epic. For Sama is a love letter from a young mother to her daughter, an apology for all that her parents risked in the fight for freedom and a record of the conflict they survived. Waad al-Kateab records her life in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all whilst war destroys lives around them. Through her camera she captures moments of laughter and loss that show life in a warzone in a unique way. The first feature documentary by emmy award-winning directors Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts.