Furthermore, the story that unfolds reveals a metaphorical unicorn of absolute unconditional love. There’s the obvious love of the family unit struggling to remain intact while everything around them gets ripped to shreds, but there’s also the love they have for their friends, neighbors, injured strangers, unborn children, and grieving parents. Hamza remains in a place where he could be killed at any second with no financial compensation simply because it needs to be done. How many of our doctors would do the same?
“…goes beyond the conventions of documentary filmmaking to become the best found- footage film ever made…”
Unfortunately, the people who need to see this probably never will. Showing For Sama to liberals equals preaching to the choir. It’s the crowd proudly insisting that the entire Middle East should be nuked who need to see this. Maybe then they’d realize that beyond the language and skin tone, there’s a commonality in clothing, in wanting to raise a family in a nice home, in having friends over for dinner, in doing what needs to be done because it is the right thing to do. Maybe then they’d be less enthusiastic about a philosophy that celebrates the annihilation of children. If only a left-leaning billionaire could buy air time on Fox News…
For Sama will be the single most heart-wrenchingly honest film you have ever seen. No amount of acting, elite accolades or story manipulation will ever compare to the genuine truth captured by a woman with a camera in Syria. It is truly an honor and a privilege to see this film.
For Sama (2019) Directed by Waad al-Khateab and Edward Watts. Starring Waad al-Khateab, Hamza and Sama. For Sama screened at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, the 2019 Newport Beach Film Festival and the 2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
10 out of 10 stars