For Sama

Nominated for Best Documentary


Best Documentary Award given to the director and producer.

Credits

Director: Edward Watts

Director/Producer: Waad al-Kateab

Synopsis

For Sama is 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.