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For Sama screening at Global Health Film Festival 2019

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For Sama (2019)

Directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts, 95 minutes

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.

Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad 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.

Screening as part of this year's Global Health Film Festival programme; followed by discussion with film protagonists and health professionals

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