Documentary: For Sama
Documentary : For Sama
a documentary by Waad al-Kateab, directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts
launched in 2019 by PBS Frontline, Channel 4 News and ITN Productions, 95 minutes
With her camera, Waad captures incredible stories of heartbreak, loss, friendship and survival. We see her falling in love and getting married to a young doctor in the last hospital in the city. After the birth of their baby girl Sama, they struggle more and more with the impossible choice of whether or not to flee the city to protect their daughter’s life. An almost impossible choice, when leaving means abandoning a fight for freedom for which they’ve sacrificed so much already…
They stay and continue to work and help the people of Aleppo as long as they can, but in the end have to leave for their own and their daughters safety. With this documentary they share their experiences and continue to fight and raise awareness for Aleppo; the city, its people and their home.
official trailer of ‘For Sama’