For Sama – the experience

Clair O’Reilly experiences For Sama – at the virtual Encounters Film Festival 2020.

The documentary from Syria is pipped for a documentary Oscar and provides a rare account of the female experience of war. Taking the form of a love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of journalist Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo.

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