For Sama

For Sama

DVD - 2019
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The Frontline film is both an intimate and epic 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.
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Distribution, 2019.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9781531711214
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Frontline (Television program).


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Mar 31, 2021

Great documentary and well worth the watch.

Oct 02, 2020

Tragic on every level and does not hold back so definitely not suited for youngsters. This would have benefitted from having 'extras', explaining the conflict in greater depth, especially for those who have only heard about it in newspapers and on TV. Other than the one photograph, it would also be good to know where Sama and her family are now and what they are doing. I couldn't get past the fact, throughout the entire documentary, that Sama's parents brought her into this conflict and then, unbelievably, did not get her to safety with their own parents, when they were able to do so. Easy to judge from here, I know.

Aug 23, 2020

A well done documentary that should be watched.

Feb 25, 2020

I ditto all previous comments. Highly recommend this to be watched...our news doesn't/didn't do justice to the happenings this film reveals.

Feb 24, 2020

LWL 2019 pick

Feb 15, 2020

2020 A heart breaking story of a Syrian woman growing up in Aleppo, Syria..civil war surrounding here and giving birth to her child amidst a ranging terrible war withn death & destruction all around. Quite graphic.. this is a real life documentary.

Jan 16, 2020

Absolutely heartbreaking to watch, this emotionally draining piece of history. I went from crying to sadness to hope, all within minutes. I cannot begin to imagine what living through those years were like. Unfortunately, this is reality for too many people still.

Dec 26, 2019

Heartbreaking testimony to what humans are capable of doing to one another. History repeats itself; only the names and places change.

Dec 03, 2019

It is too difficult to explain what life in Aleppo looks like. Everyone should watch this film to get a glimpse of what Syrian refugees are escaping. I cannot imagine what kind of life it would be living in the midst of a civil war.

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