The screening on Sat 14 Sept was followed by a director Q&A hosted by Jackie Long - social affairs editor and presenter at Channel 4 News.

For Sama is a letter from young mother Waad al-Kateab to her baby daughter Sama, to whom she gave birth surrounded by the cataclysmic conflict in Aleppo.

Starting from filming her group of friends, some of whom are doctors who are choosing to remain and do what they can to resist and care for the community, Waad captures a shattering first-person experience of war.

There is light in the dark, as she falls in love, and experiences moments of hope in the horror of war.

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For Sama