Waad and Hamza al-Kateab on surviving the siege on Syria, resisting a regime and their documentary 'For Sama'
Waad and Hamza al-Kateab are two Syrian refugees who risked everything to stay in Aleppo during the war. Waad is an award-winning film-maker, whose documentary ‘For Sama’ just won Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival. It tells the intimate and epic journey of her experience of war, tracking her life over five years in eastern Aleppo, including the final stages of the siege. Her husband Hamza is a doctor and ran a hospital in eastern Aleppo. He helped hundreds of civilians - from dealing with horrific injuries, to delivering newborn babies. They talk to Krishnan ahead of their film's premiere at the Sheffield Doc Fest on Saturday 8th June. It will be shown on Channel 4 and released in theatres later this year.
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Recorded: 29th May 2019
Producer: Sarah Gough