Meet the makers of For Sama- Watersprite Festival

The filmmakers behind, the award winning, gripping documentary, For Sama, will be holding a Q&A this Thursday (15th October), taking part in the Watersprite Film Festival, the UK’s largest student film festival.

Filmed and told first hand from an all female perspective, it shows the hardships and struggles during the Syrian protests from 2012. Waad al-Kateab, being the main focus of the Q&A, films her life for 5 years, showing the ins and outs of her family, her husband Hazma al-Kateab. and her daughter Sama, born during the conflict.

Filmed inside their hometown of Aleppo, it shows heavy intimacy as they live as citizens under siege. The contrast of the documentary is hard to swallow, showing loving moments between the couple and the unmatchable bond between mother and daughter, but then quickly replacing the footage with graphic and sickening scenes of violence and suffering. It is a raw exposure of something the public tends to ignore or overlook.

This event will be the first of many, as Watersprite has launched a brand new series of online events: Watersprite Meets. The event will be held on the 15th of October 2020 at 6:30pm and tickets are free here-

To watch the documentary before the event, it is currently available on All4 here-

The event is co-hosted with the Action for Sama campaign, set up by Waad and co-director, Edward Watts, to end targeting of healthcare facilities in Syria. To find out more and learn how to take action visit

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