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Human Rights Film Series: FOR SAMA

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
4:00pm – 6:30pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center

FOR SAMA screening & discussion Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:00pm – 6:30pm Konover Auditorium Dodd Center

Join us for a special screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary FOR SAMA.

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.

The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts. For more info visit:


Thomas J. Dodd Research Center (primary), Digital Media & Design, Human Rights Institute, Middle East Studies, Office of Global Affairs, UConn Master Calendar

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