Union Chapel Church in partnership with DocHeads present

For Sama

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    Mon 23 September 2019

  • Doors open: 19:00

  • £10 | £5 con.* adv + cmsn

  • Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.

Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

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For Sama

“There simply hasn’t been a film like it before” The Times *****

Winner of the Golden Eye Documentary Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Grand Jury prize for Best Documentary and the Audience Award at SXSW, the film has been a huge hit on the festival circuit. Directed by Emmy award winning filmmakers Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts, FOR SAMA is their first feature documentary, revealing 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 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 she 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.

It is an 18 certificate It runs for 100 mins.

Co-director Edward Watts will be present and take part in a Q&A at the end of the showing.


Ticket Info

Concessions: Over 65s, Under 18s, students, those in receipt of DLA/ PIP, those in receipt of Job seekers allowance.

Estimated Times

All times are subject to change on the night

19:00 – Doors Open (Access is via the metal gate to the left of the main entrance to Union Chapel on Compton Terrace)

19:30 – Film Starts

21:10 – Q&A