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For Sama Looks at One Woman’s Experience in the Syrian War
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At 9 p.m., Nov. 19, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) will present the U.S. broadcast premiere of one of the year’s most critically acclaimed documentaries ― For Sama.

For Sama tells the true story of filmmaker Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of uprising in rebel held Aleppo, Syria. During that time she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to her daughter, Sama, all the while filming the conflict raging around her.

The documentary chronicles Sama’s first year of life at a time of unimaginable darkness. Hospitals are bombed, civilians are attacked with chlorine gas and women and children are massacred by the Assad regime. Amid this horror, al-Kateab and Sama endure, offering a lens into the country’s war through her eyes.

This unforgettable 90-minute film captures stories of loss, survival and even joy between mother and daughter.

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