Pour Sama - FARaway festival des arts à Reims

Pour Sama

Waad Al-Kateab / Edward Watts

Nova Villa présente, en collaboration avec le Cinéma Opéraims

Waad al-Kateab is a young Syrian woman who was living in Aleppo when war broke out in 2011. Despite the bombings, life goes on. Every day, she films the losses, hopes and solidarity of the people of Aleppo. Waad and her doctor husband are torn between leaving and protecting their daughter Sama or staying in the hope that their country will be freed. Although this film depicts the war, it is also a heart-breaking message from the director, Waad Al-Kateab, to her daughter, Sama. This, in fact, is the premise for the whole movie: film the experience of war to explain it to one’s child.