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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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For Sama

Opening Friday, July 26 at The Roxie in San Francisco


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.