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Films Across Borders: Stories of Resilience and Hope 2020 Kick Off Event Featuring "For Sama"

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Films Across Borders: Stories of Resilience and Hope
2020 Kick Off Event Featuring "For Sama"
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 12pm Eastern

This will be a virtual event conducted via zoom. Reservations are required and can be reserved for free online,

Event Description:
Join us on Tuesday, Oct 6 at 12 pm ET for a live virtual panel discussion about For Sama. View the film in advance of the conversation at your convenience here:

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. The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts. Awards include 2020 BAFTA for Best Documentary, 2020 Peabody Award and 2019 European Film Academy Documentary Award.

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AU School of Communication

AU School of International Service

AU Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law




Conferences. Panels. Speakers
School of Communication
School of International Service
WCL: Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
Matt Seklecki

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