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March 6


Friday, 06:00pm, Goethe-Institut

Director: Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts
95min | Feature Documentary | Colour | Syria, UK, USA | 2019

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The first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, the film is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. It takes the form of a letter from Waad Al-Kateab, a 26-year-old Syrian mother, to her daughter Sama recorded in the last days of the battle for Aleppo, Syria, telling the story of her life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama. Her camera captures stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice. And amidst all these, there is their daughter Sama, an eternal symbol of the love and hope that the violence of tyrants cannot destroy.

SXSW Film Festival - Best Documentary 2019
RiverRun Film Festival - Best Cinematography 2019
British Independent Film Award for Best British Independent Film 2019
British Independent Film Award for Best Editing 2019
British Independent Film Award for Best British Documentary 2019
European Film Academy Documentary Award - Prix Arte 2019
British Independent Film Award for Best Director 2019
BAFTA Award for Best Documentary 2020

Website: https://www.forsamafilm.com/

Editors: Chloe Lambourne and Simon Mcmahon
Music: Nainita Desai
Head Of Production: Elaine Morris
Produced by: Waad Al-Kateab
Production companies: Channel 4 News, ITN Productions, and FRONTLINE PBS

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