For Sama (2019)
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Directed by Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts
With Waad Al-Kateab, Hamza Al-Khateab, Sama Al-Khateab
Not Rated, 96 minutes, DCP
In English and Arabic with English subtitles.
In a time of conflict and darkness in her home in Aleppo, Syria, one young woman kept her camera rolling while falling in love, getting married, having a baby, and saying goodbye as her city crumbled.
Directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts, the documentary For Sama unfolds as a love letter from al-Kateab to her daughter Sama. After debuting on the international film festival circuit, For Sama won over 50 awards — including the Prix L'Œil d'Or for Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. It also received an Academy Award nomination in the Best Feature Documentary category.
This is a free but ticketed event. Limit one ticket per person. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Ticket Office one hour prior to the performance. To guarantee your seat, please pick up your tickets at least 15 minutes prior to the show. In the event of a sell-out, unclaimed tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby.
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