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Interview with “For Sama” Directors Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts, Plus Hamza al-Kateab

After a brief theatrical run, the new documentary For Sama (which I recently reviewed) receives its broadcast premiere today (November 19, 2019) on PBS’ Frontline. The film tells the story of how Waad al-Kateab and her husband Hamza, a doctor, lived … Continue reading

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Film Review: Inspiring, if Harrowing, “For Sama” Is for All of Us

For Sama (Waad al-Kateab/Edward Watts, 2019) 4 out of 4 stars. A documentary that combines the first-person narrative of a video essay with an unflinching account of the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Syria, For Sama follows its co-director and subject, Waad … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Picks for the 2019 Maryland Film Festival

The Maryland Film Festival was founded in 1999 by Jed Dietz, who served as the annual event’s Director from then until 2018. He stepped down this past fall, handing the reigns to Interim Director Sandra L. Gibson, so the 2019 … Continue reading

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