In this Cannes and SXSW Film Festival winner, filmmaker Waad al-Kateab—working with director Edward Watts—courageously captures life in Syria through five years of civil war, bearing witness to the brutal conflict. During this time, she falls in love with a young doctor, marries and has a daughter, Sama. Once a mother, al-Kateab must decide between remaining in Syria to fight for her country’s freedom or leaving to protect her child against the threat of constant danger. Courtesy of PBS Distribution/Channel 4/FRONTLINE



2019 - FOR SAMA

Director: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
Executive Producer: Raney Aronson-Rath, Ben de Pear, Nevine Mabro, Siobhan Sinnerton, George Waldrum
Producer: Waad al-Kateab
Writer: Waad al-Kateab
Cinematographer: Waad al-Kateab
Editor: Chloe Lambourne, Simon McMahon
Music: Nainita Desai
Language: Arabic
Country: United Kingdom, Syria
Year: 2019
Publicist: Susan Norget
US Distributor: PBS Distribution/Channel 4/FRONTLINE