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Film Screening: “For Sama” Screen/Society

February 27, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Film Screening: “For Sama” (Waad Al-Kateeb/Edward Watts, 2019, 100 min, UK/Syria, Arabic w/ subtitles, Color, DCP) Best Documentary winner at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, “For Sama” is an intimate journey into the female experience of war. 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. “Simple in concept and shattering in execution… it’s you-are-there cinema of the most literal order.” — Variety “Gripping…uncannily relatable.” — The New York Times [Critic’s Pick] view trailer and visit for more information.


Sponsored by Program in Arts of the Moving Image (AMI) and Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC).



Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater

Duke University


February 27, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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