For sama

For sama

Waad AL-KATEAB & Edward WATTS - Syria


Syria, December 2016. Waad al-Kateab was one of the last survivors before the city fell into the hands of Bashar al-Assad’s forces. She is known on the Internet for her heartbreaking reports on the situation in Syria.

Film details

Gender : Documentary
Duration : 100 min
Year of production : 2019
Country : Syria
Screenwriter : Waad Al-Khateab - Edward Watts
Cinematography : Waad Al-Khateab
Editor : Chloe Lambourne - Simon McMahon
Director : Waad AL-KATEAB & Edward WATTS
Production company : Channel 4 News - ITN Productions - PBS Frontline - Channel 4


Waad Al-Kateab is a documentary filmmaker who became a citizen journalist in 2011, after protests broke out across Syria against the Assad regime. For Sama is her first feature film. Edward Watts is an Emmy award-winning, BAFTA-nominated filmmaker who has directed over 20 narrative and documentary films.