FOR SAMADirected by Waad al-Kateab
IN PERSON: filmmaker and subject Waad and Hamza al-Kateab
Filmed over five years, Waad al-Kateab’s bracing autobiographical portrait documents the unfathomable horrors committed against the people of Aleppo, Syria during the country’s bloody uprising. Crafted for her infant daughter Sama, al-Kateab chronicles the bliss of meeting her husband, giving birth in a war torn territory, and the fraught daily lives of those who chose to stay and fight at a local hospital. An achingly personal and distinctly feminine look at one of the most unimaginable human atrocities of our time.
SXSW 2019, Grand Jury and Audience Award
Cannes Film Festival 2019, Prix L’Œil d’Or for Best Documentary
PRODUCERS: Waad al-Kateab
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Waad al-Kateab
EDITORS: Chloe Lambourne, Simon McMahon