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Past Event

For Sama: A Mother's Tale of Syria's War

For nearly nine years, civil war has raged in Syria. The conflict has created millions of refugees and devastated countless towns and cities.

For Sama is a new documentary that tells the story of one woman’s journey through love, motherhood, war and survival during five years of the Syrian conflict. Directed by Emmy award-winning filmmaking duo Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts (Escaping ISIS), the film chronicles the experiences of 26-year-old Syrian filmmaker Waad al-Kateab, who filmed her life in the rebel-held city of Aleppo over five years. 

Join us for an in-depth discussion with al-Kateab and Watts for a view of the Syrian conflict you've never seen before.

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Photo courtesy and copyright Waad al-Kateab

October 16, 2019

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Waad al-Kateab

Co-director, For Sama; Twitter @waadalkateab

Hamza Al-Kataeb

Subject of For Sama; Husband of Waad

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Edward Watts

Co-director, For Sama; Twitter @watts_edward

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Michelle Meow

Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (Radio and KBCW TV); Twitter @msmichellemeow

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John Zipperer

Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host


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