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FOR SAMA (2019) - Online Screening plus Live Q&A with Afraa Hashem

Date(s) - 12/10/2020
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Oxford Brookes University Documentary Club

Date And Time

Thu, 10 December 2020

14:00 – 17:00 EST



Special online screening in association with Brookes Human Rights Festival

About this Event

FOR SAMA (2019) – Online Screening plus Live Q&A with Afraa Hashem

Presented by Oxford Brookes Human Rights Festival & Oxford Brookes Documentary Club.

Celebrating Human Rights Day 2020.

For Sama details:

Country: UK/Syria/USA

Year: 2019

Director: Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts

Producer: Waad Al-Kateab

Runtime: 1hr 40m

BBFC Rating: 18

Language: Arabic/English

Click here for the trailer and the official website.

Overview /Sypnosis

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of 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, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. FOR SAMA is the winner of many awards including the BAFTA for Best Documentary in 2020.

Afraa Hashem is featured throughout the film For Sama, and is a teacher and human rights activist.

Event Schedule via Zoom:

7pm – Short intro about film to include OxHRF welcome

7.10pm – Screening (100mins)

8.50pm – Interactive quick text response to the film.

9.00pm – Q & A (approx. 45mins).

Please note that this film has been passed by the BBFC with the certificate 18. It is your responsibility to ensure that underage viewers are not allowed to view the online event.

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