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Nermeen Shaikh at "For Sama" Film Post-Screening Q&A

New York, NY

July 27, 2019 | Saturday | 4:45 pm

Quad Cinema

34 West 13th St.
New York, NY 10011 ( see map )
Nermeen Shaikh will join Directors Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts and featured subject Dr. Hamza al-Kateab for a Q&A following the screening of “For Sama” on its opening weekend.

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.

Tickets available online, adults $16, Seniors and children $13 Get tickets

Nermeen Shaikh

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Nermeen Shaikh is a producer and co-host of Democracy Now! Nermeen has previously worked in research and non-governmental organizations and has an M.Phil. from Cambridge University. She is the author of The Present as History: Critical Perspectives on Global Power (Columbia University Press). You can watch her TEDx talk here