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'For Sama' Is An Intimate Portrayal Of The Deadly Siege Of Aleppo


On this edition of Your Call, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts join us to discuss their award-winning documentary For Sama, a first-person perspective of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria and a love letter from a young mother to her daughter. 

Waad Al-Kateab, a 26-year-old Syrian filmmaker, documents her life over five years during the brutal Assad regime as she falls in love, marries Hamza al-Kateab, and gives birth to her daughter Sama. 


Waad al-Kateab, director, producer, and cinematographer of For Sama

Edward Watts, award-winning filmmaker and director of For Sama

Dr. Hamza al-Kateab, co-founder of the Al Quds Hospital in Aleppo
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