For Sama

Dir: Waad Al-Khateab, Edward Watts
Cast: Hamza Al-Khateab, Sama Al-Khateab, Waad Al-Khateab
100mins   2019   UK, Syria   18   Arabic    Subtitled    Audio Described F-Rated

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. 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.

'Simple in concept and shattering in execution, blending hard-headed reportage with unguarded personal testimony' - Guy Lodge, Variety


Wed 18 September


Thu 19 September