Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts / GB, 2019 / 100 min.
The widely acclaimed documentary For Sama is written as a letter by a mother to her child. Using a handheld camera, director and citizen journalist Waad al-Kataeb documented the horrors of war and its impact on her family and her city Aleppo. She offers an inside view of the Syrian conflict that is both intimate and harrowing.
For Sama received the award for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts