Mon 15 June 2020 | 19:00 – Mon 15 June 2020

For Sama Film Screening and Q&A

Join us for the first in a series of online film screenings

In association with our Another Eye exhibition, Four Corners is hosting a series of online events exploring the work of women refugee photographers and filmmakers.

We are delighted to begin the series with BAFTA-winning and OSCAR nominated documentary For Sama. Watch the film for free, ahead of an online Q&A with director Waad Al-Kateab.

For Sama is an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice – 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 film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts. It was awarded the Prix L'Œil d'Or for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. It also won the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the SXSW Film Festival, and the Special Jury Prize for International Feature Documentary at the Hot Docs Festival.


STEP 1 – Register for the Q&A event on Eventbrite.

The Q&A with director Waad Al-Kateab will take place at 7pm on Friday 5 June via Zoom video conferencing. 

This is a free event but places are limited. Register here. 

STEP 2 – Watch For Sama on Channel 4 On Demand or on Vimeo (password: ActionForSama2020) 

You can watch the film at a time of your choice before the Q&A. The latest you can start watching is 5.15pm on Friday 5th June if you want to make it in time to join our Q&A.

NOTICE: This event has now reached participant capacity for Zoom. We will also be live streaming the Q&A on Facebook. 
Visit  from 7pm to watch the live stream. 
Please note that there may be a slight delay. 
If you would like to submit a question for the Q&A, email us. 

STEP 3 - Install Zoom.

The Q&A will take place on Zoom, which you can download here.

Click the blue ‘Download‘ button underneath the title ‘Zoom Client for Meetings’

Find the Zoom application on your browser's downloads and double click. This should install Zoom onto your computer.

We look forward to seeing you.