For Sama (Film)

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Battle station: the celebrity podcast that explains modern warfare
Carey Mulligan on Syria, playwright James Graham on the Troubles … the Imperial War Museums’ new podcast brings celebrities and experts together to understand recent armed struggles

Antonia Cundy

25, May, 2021 @3:26 PM

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Lockdown watch: Joshua Oppenheimer on three essential recent masterpieces
The director of The Act of Killing suggests widening your self-isolation horizons with contemporary films from desolate Russia, war-torn Syria and rural Italy

Joshua Oppenheimer

10, Apr, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Syrians need more than our tears | Letter
Letter: After director Waad Al-Kateab’s moving plea for support for Syrians trapped in Idlib at the Bafta awards ceremony on Sunday, Hombeline Dulière of the aid agency Cafod calls for action to bring an urgent end to the conflict

Letters

06, Feb, 2020 @5:56 PM

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1917 deserves Baftas' thunderous applause – Joker does not | Peter Bradshaw
Sam Mendes’ sweep goes some way to making amends for the awards’ now-notorious nomination shutouts – but I still can’t get onboard with the love for Todd Phillips’ cackling standup

Peter Bradshaw

02, Feb, 2020 @10:04 PM

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Syrian war documentary For Sama triumphs at British independent film awards
The chronicle of an activist who filmed the destruction in Aleppo wins prizes for best film, documentary, director and editing

Andrew Pulver

02, Dec, 2019 @1:02 PM

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TV tonight: how do you raise a family in Aleppo?
An astonishing, devastating account of family life inside the embattled Syrian city. Plus, 70s music heaven with docs about Vivienne Westwood and Trojan Records

Ammar Kalia, Ali Catterall, Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett

26, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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This week’s best home entertainment: from The Morning Show to For Sama
Jennifer Aniston stars in the first drama from Apple TV+, while the horror of Aleppo is captured in an intimately powerful doc

The Guide

25, Oct, 2019 @10:59 AM

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For Sama review – affecting chronicle of life in war-torn Aleppo
Syrian film-maker Waad al-Kateab documents both the city’s siege and the birth of her daughter

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

15, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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For Sama review – searing story of a Syrian warzone baby
A student documenting the siege of Aleppo kept filming when she became pregnant. The result is a profoundly moving study of horror and hope

Mike McCahill

12, Sep, 2019 @12:00 PM

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‘My daughter was raised during the siege of Aleppo. I had to make a film for her’
For Sama, a new documentary from award winning Syrian journalist Waad al-Kateab has won global acclaim

Kate Kellaway

25, Aug, 2019 @8:30 AM

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