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Narrated as a letter to her daughter Sama and filmed as a collage of video diary entries, this profoundly first-hand account of life during the Syrian Civil War - co-directed by British documentarian Edward Watts and produced by Channel 4 - is a poetic and poignant as well as tense and troubling testament to human resilience.


  • Edward Watts
  • Waad Al-Kateab


Filmmaker Waad al-Kateab documents five years of her life, against the backdrop of the uprising in Aleppo, as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to a daughter, Sama, all while contending with whether to stay and fight or flee to safety.