For Sama

United Kingdom


For Sama is a journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from mother to 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.

Program Information

Channel 4 News / ITN Productions / Channel 4 / PBS Frontline

Producer/Director Waad al-Kateab won the Current Affairs Emmy in 2017 for a story about Aleppo, also for Channel 4 News.

Executive Producer(s): Ben de Pear, Nevine Mabro, George Waldrum, Siobhan Sinnerton, Dan Edge

Director(s): Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts

Producer(s): Waad al-Kateab

Principal cast: Hamza al-Kateab