11/18/2019 05:30 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater
United Kingdom/Syrian Arab Republic 2019 95 min Arabic-English original version with German subtitles
by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts
DoP: Waad al-Kateab, Music: Nainita Desai, Producers: Ben De Pear, Nevine Mabro (Channel 4 News), Siobhan Sinnerton (Channel 4), George Waldrum (ITN Productions), Raney Aronson-Rath, Dan Edge (FRONTLINE), Production: Channel 4 News & ITN Productions, with: Hamza al-Kateab, Sama al-Kateab, Waad al-Kateab
The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts and won the Award for Best Documentary in Cannes 2019 and the Audience Award at Filmfest München/Germany.
More information: http://www.filmperlen.com/forsama.html
Waad al-Kateab was born and raised in Syria. While studying at the University of Aleppo, she was trained as a civilian journalist by NGOs during the Arab Spring and reported from her home country for Channel 4 News and Orient TV. Her INSIDE ALEPPO reports were followed by millions of viewers and her work was recognized with an Emmy Award.
Edward Watts studied Modern History at Oxford University in England. He’s done most of his work for television programs such as UNREPORTED WORLD (2007–2011) and DISPATCHES (2008–2015). For films such as ESCAPE FROM ISIS (2015) and OKSIJAN (2017), he’s spent time in the world’s crisis spots. His works have been recognized with an Emmy Award.