FRONTLINE: For Sama (Institutional Edition) DVD

$250.00
Item #: WED192AV
FRONTLINE: For Sama Unfolding as a love letter from filmmaker and young mother Waad al-Kateab to her daughter, For Sama tells the story of Waad's life through five years of the uprising in rebel-held Aleppo, Syria. Waad falls in love, gets married and gives birth to her daughter Sama--all while filming the cataclysmic conflict raging around them. The documentary chronicles ... More
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FRONTLINE: For Sama Unfolding as a love letter from filmmaker and young mother Waad al-Kateab to her daughter, For Sama tells the story of Waad's life through five years of the uprising in rebel-held Aleppo, Syria. Waad falls in love, gets married and gives birth to her daughter Sama--all while filming the cataclysmic conflict raging around them.

The documentary chronicles Sama's first year of life: the last year of the battle for the city, and a time of almost unimaginable darkness. Hospitals are bombed, Aleppo is besieged by the Assad regime, and the remaining civilians witness attacks by chlorine gas, cluster and barrel bombs, and massacres of women and children.

Amid the horror, baby Sama gives Waad the strength to endure: fighting for her dream of a free Syria; filming, directing and producing For Sama; and offering a lens into the country's war through her eyes.

For Sama captures haunting stories of loss and survival, juxtaposed with moments of laughter and joy between a mother and daughter. All the while, Waad wrestles with an impossible choice -- whether or not to flee Aleppo to protect her daughter's life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.

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