The Emmy raises the credit for “For Sama” to 69 awards .. Al-Khatib promised to CNN: It was not a movie, it was my life.


CNN interviewed in Arabic media and Syrian filmmaker Waad Al-Khatib, on the occasion of her film “For Sama” winning the International Emmy Award, in the documentary films category for 2020.

The film, directed by Edward Watts, captures the realities of the war and its harsh repercussions on civilians in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, which was under the control of the opposition factions between 2012 and 2016.

This is from Waad Al-Khatib’s point of view, who at that time turned into a war correspondent for the British Channel 4 Channel, and during that period she married Doctor Hamzah Al-Khatib and gave birth to her daughter Sama, who was directed to the film as a testimony for that stage.

What is more digging into the memory of a promise for those years? How is her life going today? Did her outlook change what she lived in Syria, and started to recover from the effects of the war?

How old is Sama today? How is her life like? Is Waad Al-Khatib satisfied with this movie to tell her daughter about her early years of upbringing in Aleppo? Or do you hide more for her to tell her?

What are the future projects of Waad? And what do you say to Arab women in general and Syrian women in particular, after being recently selected on the BBC’s list of the most influential women around the world for the year 2020?


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