For Sama

(For Sama)

After years under siege, the Syrian city of Aleppo has turned into a ghost town. It is the backdrop for a dramatic story of a filmmaker capturing the course of a never-ending conflict as a testimony for her new-born daughter Sama.

For five years, during which the people of Aleppo dreamed of a free life while being subjected to daily bombing, local journalist and filmmaker Waad al-Khateab filmed the situation, from the protests in 2011 to the outbreak of the worst civil war of our time. With camera always in hand, she married a doctor and give birth to a daughter, to whom the film is dedicated, as a diary that can answer the burning question of why she had to experience the first years of her life amid the everyday horror of war and omnipresent death.

Impact

Some Syrian towns are still suffering from airstrikes carried out by more than one army at once, and medical personnel are facing an unimaginably difficult situation. Thanks to the Action For Sama campaign you can contribute towards helping the doctors and their teams who continue to save lives in the war-ravaged country. What’s even easier than a financial contribution? Show your support on social networks – take a photo of yourself with the hashtag #StopBombingHospitals and add @ActionForSama and @ForSamaFilm to your photos.

Czech premiere

About the film

Director: Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts
UK, USA, Syria
2019 | 95 min.

Language: Arabic

Subtitles: Czech, English

Category

Right To Know

Director

Waad Al-Kateab

Filmography
2019 - For Sama

Waad Al-Kateab

Edward Watts

Filmography
2019 - For Sama

Edward  Watts

Screenings

13. 09. 17:00 Kasárna Karlín
CSL Interpretation
DiscussionPavlína Milionová,
Tickets
19. 09. 15:00 Evald
Tickets

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