About

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...

8.5
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Runtime

100 minutes

Country

United Kingdom, Syrian Arab Republic

Language

English

Tagline

An intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war

Cast

Keywords

woman director syria

Lists

#29 on The 50 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2019 They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?