Recorded with a simple digital camera, For Sama follows the experience of war through the eyes of a woman and mother, documenting the Syrian uprising against Assad in the rebel stronghold of Aleppo, from the beginning to the forced evacuation at the end of 2016. The astonishing personal story of a young Syrian mother's perseverance through the siege of Aleppo. Told as a love letter from a mother to her daughter, the film explores the agonizing dilemma of whether to abandon Aleppo and the fight for freedom. For Sama is a unique testament to love, marriage, pregnancy and child-rearing in cataclysmic life conditions during the Syrian civil war.
This screening is in collaboration with ZagrebDox.
Festivals and awards
Cannes Film Festival 2019 – Winner of Golden Eye Award / BAFTA Awards 2020. – Best Documentary, Best Film Not in the English Language / Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival 2019.- Winner of Main Award / Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 2019. – Winner of Audience Award / Academy Awards USA 2020. – Best Documentary Feature Oscar Nominee;