For Sama

We are proud to present the Bafta Award Winning Best Documentary FOR SAMA with special guest Cate Blanchett introducing the documentary, after the screening Cate will host a discusion with invited guests.

We are hosting a fundraising screening at Forest Village Hall 29/3/2020 @ 7.00pm of this intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. All FUNDS raised goes to support the wonderful work of the organisation Action For Sama


The Documentary is a love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice– whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.

The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts.

"the events depicted in For Sama are so appalling, so hellish, that it is tempting to look away, to pretend it’s not happening. But we owe it to Waad, and so many others like her, not only to give it our full attention, but to scream its humanitarian message from the rooftops." Sight and Sound

The BBFC ratings info: https://bbfc.co.uk/releases/sama-2019

FOR SAMA - PRODUCED BY CHANNEL 4 NEWS/ITN PRODUCTIONS FOR CHANNEL 4 AND FRONTLINE PBS.

Before and after the movie we will be serving wine & snacks in the bar (card & cash).

For Sama - UK/Syria 2019, 100 mins, 18+