/for sama

2019 MA 95 mins
directors: Waad al-Kateab,
Edward Watts

This film will begin at 6.55pm in Cinema 1 and at 7.05pm in Cinema 2

"A heartbreaking testimony of a patriot defending her nation. Wise, beautifully observed, inspiring; has much to say to us Westerners worried about the paths our own countries seem to be heading down."

MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher

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Waad Al-Kaleab

Hamza Al-Khateab

Sama Al-Khateab

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Directors - Waad Al-Kaleab, Edward Watts
Producer - Waad Al-Kaleab
Executive Producers - Raney Aronson, Ben de Pear, Nevine Mavro, Siobhan Sinnerton, George Waldrum
Music - Nanita Desai
Cinematography- Waad Al-Kaleab
Film Editing - Chloe Lambourne, Simon McMahon

Filmed on location in Aleppo,


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Al-Kateab studied economics in Aleppo, when the Syrian War broke out she began to report for Channel 4 News UK. She elected to stay in Syria and document her life over the next five years, this work became the basis of For Sama . Al-Kateab recieved many nimations and awards for her work. 

/Waad Al-Kateab


born in 1991 Syria

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/Edward Watts


born England

English filmmaker who is known for making documentaries and narrative-focused films. He has created films in conjunction with UK television network Channel 4 and ITN Productions. He is known for films including For Sama (2019), Escape From ISIS (2015) and The Mega Brothel (2015).