Wednesday 17th June 2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm, Online
In partnership with Reading Refugee Support Group and Refugee Week
With post-film discussion
At this time of the year, RFT usually joins with our friends at Reading Refugee Support Group to host an event to mark Refuge Week. This year we were planning to screen the Oscar nominated film ‘For Sama’. The Covid-19 closure has meant that we are unable to screen the film at RFT but we are delighted that you can still see it and participate in the Q&A.
Reading Refugee Support Group will be holding an online screening of the BAFTA Award winning documentary, ‘For Sama’, followed by an online Q&A Discussion with a panel of special guests. This will take place on Weds 17th June at 7pm. Full information and how to buy tickets are now available using the button below.
After purchasing your ticket, you will receive an email with instructions and links to watch ‘For Sama’ and the Q&A Discussion afterwards.
A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, For Sama tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria. This intimate and epic documentary captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice of whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life.
The screening will be accompanied by a panel of guest speakers discussing the topics raised in the film.
UK/Syria 2019 – Arabic, English with subtitles – Directed by Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts with Waad Al-Kateab, Hamza Al-Khateab, Sama Al-Khateab – 96 min
They display a striking buoyancy, which the film captures in moving detail — there is laughter, there is comradeship, there is life even in the face of horror – WALL STREET JOURNAL
For Sama is one of the most profoundly intimate depictions of the Syrian conflict ever put to film – THE INDEPENDENT
For Sama is a gripping Arabic-language film about the Syrian civil war, set in the beleaguered city of Aleppo, and containing the single most extraordinary image I’ve seen in documentary cinema if not ever, then certainly all year – DAILY MAIL