Screen Talks Webinar with ‘For Sama’ Filmmakers

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to welcome Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts, the directors of the Oscar-nominated documentary ‘For Sama’, as the guest speakers for the next Screen Talks webinar.

The webinar will take place at 4pm on Tuesday 9 June. To join, please register via this link.

‘For Sama’ tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, over which time she gets married and has a daughter, Sama. Waad faces an agonising decision – 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 documentary was the first feature for Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts, and was met with critical acclaim. It won best documentary at the BAFTAs, l’oeil d’or at the Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for best documentary feature at the Oscars.

You can find out more about ‘For Sama’, the filmmakers, and Waad’s Action For Sama campaign, as well as watch the full documentary here.

Screen Talks is a series of free webinars delivered by industry experts on a broad array of sector-related topics, delivered in partnership between Screen Skills Ireland, Screen Skillnet, and Animation Skillnet. There have been 15 Screen Talks webinars to date and you can watch recordings of these talks on the Screen Talks Vimeo channel.