“For Sama” a feature documentary- Sept 19th

Support the 31st Annual Benefit Gala
September 3, 2019
Annual Arab American Festival — Oct 12
September 11, 2019

In collaboration with the Charlotte Film Society


Buy tickets here or pay at the door.

Join us for a special screening of “For Sama,” a first feature documentary by Emmy award-wining filmmakers, Waad-al-Kateab and Edward Watts.

Thursday, September 19th at 7:30 p.m. at International House

1817 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205 – Auditorium

$5 (CFS members), $10 (non-members)


“FOR SAMA”  is both 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 in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises 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.