Oxen Park Cinema Club

For Sama

A personal and profoundly moving documentary from a young Syrian filmmaker capturing five years of life in Aleppo as she marries, has a child and battles to survive the conflict and chaos dealt out by Syrian and Russian forces.

For Sama

Sponsored by Annie & Vince Warwick

Showing: Tue 04 Oct 2022



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 and conflict in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while chaos and destruction descend 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.

BAFTA Winner Best Documentary, Academy Award Nominee Best Documentary, Cannes Film Festival Golden Eye Best Documentary. Achieved the highest ever audience rating at the Keswick Film Festival, with a score of 96%.

Arabic with English subtitles.

* Showtime: 7.30pm

* Tickets: £4 Members, £6 Non-Members and £3 Under 18s.

* Please book tickets online before 12 noon on the day of the screening.