MRRAR Film Night: For Sama

MRRAR Film Night: For Sama

Norma Richardson Hall, Woodend
15 Buckland St
Woodend, VIC 3442
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June 21, 2024 at 7:00pm - 9pm

For Sama will be screened at the Norma Richardson Hall, Woodend, Friday 21 June at 7pm, and at the Church of Christ, New Gisborne on Saturday 22 June at 7pm.

Tickets at the door, cost by donation. A light supper will be served after each screening. 

The film For Sama is a love letter by Waad to her one-year-old daughter in case she doesn’t survive the conflict in Aleppo, Syria.

For five years Waad documents her life falling in love, getting married and then giving birth to her daughter whilst living under constant siege in a hospital set up by her husband.

Although the devastation of this conflict is heartbreaking, this film reveals the incredible strength, resilience and love the Syrians have for their country and their willingness to do whatever to survive.

Waad flees Aleppo in 2016 for London, where she resides with her husband and two daughters. Waad has addressed the UN Security Council, speaking out critically on their response to War Crimes conducted in Syria and the inevitable continuation of war crimes now being played out in the Ukraine and Gaza.

Will you come?