For Sama (إلى سما)
Winner of the Prix L’Œil d’Or (Golden Eye) for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival; winner of the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival; winner of the Special Jury Prize for International Feature Documentary at the 2019 Hot Docs Festival
Saturday October 19 at 4:30 pm (The New Parkway Theater)
Don’t miss this MUST-SEE documentary: a love letter from a young mother to her daughter, For Sama tells the story of director and journalist Waad Al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria, as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama.
Waad’s camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as she wrestles with an impossible choice – whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.
This film had been winning awards and rave reviews and is expected to get an Oscar nomination. It is a life-changing, transformative experience that will open your eyes to the recent wars in Syria like never before.