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Director: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts | Producer: Waad al-Kateab | Editor: Simon McMahon, Chloe Lambourne | Composer: Nainita Desai | Cinematographer: Waad al-Kateab | U.K. / 2019 / 95 min

Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts in attendance.

About the Film

In this SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner, filmmaker Waad al-Kateab courageously captures life in Syria through five years of civil war, bearing witness to the brutal conflict. During this time, she falls in love with a young doctor, marries, and has a daughter, Sama. Once a mother, al-Kateab must decide between remaining in Syria to fight for her country's freedom or leaving to protect her child against the threat of constant danger.

Special conversation with filmmakers Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts and Marc Skvirsky of Facing History and Ourselves to follow.

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Film Information

Section Feature Film
Type Documentary

Screening Information

Ticket Price $16.00
Date 06/21, 2:30PM
Venue White Elephant Ballroom
Address 6 South Beach Street
Date 06/22, 12:00PM
Venue Dreamland Studio
Address 17 South Water Street