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Synopsis

A feature documentary telling the astonishing story of 26-year old female Syrian filmmaker, Waad al-Kateab, who filmed her life in rebel-held Aleppo through five years of the Syrian uprising.
She fell in love, got married and had a daughter all while filming the violence raging around her and in particular documenting the challenges the conflict imposed on women and children. Along with a close group of friends, she stayed in the city to fight for her dream of a free Syria, a struggle that ended in their defeat and exile.
The film weaves together her intimate, emotive footage with her struggle to come to terms with the trauma she has witnessed. It’s an outstanding story, by turns beautiful, shocking, surprising and uplifting.
Waad is a symbol for our times, the epitome of a bold, brave woman prepared to risk her life for what she believes, in a year when women are finally becoming the heroes of their own stories. Hers is an epic tale of the survival of love and courage amid the cruelty of war.
Official Selection SXSW 2019 - Documentary Feature Competition - World premiere
Official Selection Hot Docs 2019 - International Spectrum
Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2019 - Special Screening - European premiere

Details

Year
2019
Type of film
Features
Running Time
95 mins
Format
Digital Video
Director
Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts 1st Feature
Producer
Waad al-Kateab
Executive Producer
Nevine Mabro, George Waldrum, Siobhan Sinnerton, Ben de Pear, Raney Aronson-Rath
Editor
Chloe Lambourne, Simon McMahon
Director of Photography
Waad al-Kateab
Music
Nainita Desai
Senior Producer
Dan Edge

Genre

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Last updated 2nd May 2019

Production Company

George Waldrum
ITN Productions
200 Grays Inn Rd
London
WC1X 8XZ
+44 (0)7971 095 674
george.waldrum@itnproductions.com
http://www.itnproductions.co.uk

Sales
Company

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Austria
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