For Sama (18)

Subtitled + Breakfast Deal

Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970



£7* | £5* students/under 25s | 3 films for £18*


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For Sama (18)

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For Sama (18)

Dir. Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts
2019 | 95 mins | UK
Arabic with English subtitles


  • Sat 28 Sep: 5pm 
  • Mon 30 Sep: 7.30pm 
  • Tue 1 Oct: 10.45am + Breakfast Deal

Winner of Best Documentary Cannes and SXSW, For Sama 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. 

Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice– whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.

‘Deeply powerful … A rare firsthand account of war from a strictly female perspective’


Enjoy breakfast in our Café Bar before the screening on Tue 1 Oct.

£9.50: Film + cup of tea + something from our breakfast menu.

In connection with our screenings of For Sama director Waad Al-Kateab would like to share a message with you

I have shown my film around the world and in every place people have asked what they can do? Today I am asking you to give what you can to support Dr Hamza’s colleagues who are still risking their lives to save others under the bombs.

Every penny you give will go directly to support the work of these heroes. Thank you to my friends at Help Refugees who are helping organise this fundraiser.

In solidarity, Waad’

To donate to this vital cause, visit Help Refugee’s website here >>


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