Glad to finally be able to unveil my first ever feature documentary!
For Sama tells the extraordinary story of Waad al-Kateab, a young Syrian woman who filmed her life through five years of the uprising there.
A journey through love, war and motherhood, it is unlike anything you’ve seen on Syria before, an unparalleled insight into the female experience of conflict.
It has been a great honour and privilege to work with Waad on bringing her life story to the big screen for the past year and a half.
Also exciting to report that the film will have its world premiere at the SXSW festival in March!
Channel 4 and PBS funded the film that was produced by Channel 4 News and ITN. You can read the press release here: https://www.channel4.com/press/news/channel-4-and-pbs-frontline-secure-global-exclusive-emmy-award-winning-filmmakers-waad
Hopefully this is only the beginning of the film’s journey…