FOR SAMA traces the journey of a young woman, Waad al-Kateab, through love, marriage and motherhood across five years of the revolution in Aleppo, Syria.

An intimate, visceral documentary about the female experience of war, Waad faces an impossible decision: should she flee the city to protect her young daughter’s life? But to leave means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.

Winner Grand Jury, Best Documentary and Audience Award, Best Documentary at SXSW in March 2019.

Reviews

A harrowing yet tender love story. Gorgeous, moving filmmaking
One of the most remarkable films ever made about the Syrian uprising