“For Sama” Film Screening and Discussion
For Sama is both 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.
Join us for this screening, followed by a discussion after the film with friend of the film and Syrian activist, Sana Mustafa. Sana Mustafa is the Associate Director of Partnership and Engagement at Asylum Access, an international organization works on challenging legal barriers that keep refugees from living safely, moving freely, working and attending school.
Mustafa is an active public speaker and has spoken at the United Nations headquarters in New York, delivered a TED talk, spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C, Carnegie Endowment, the White House, Harvard Law School, Stanford, and at numerous other respected venues.
Mustafa is a founding member of The Network For Refugee Voices, a refugees led coalition working to increase refugees engagement with the international community to pursue inclusive, sustainable, and effective refugee and immigration policy.
LOCATION CHANGE: The screening will take place in the ICC auditorium on Georgetown’s Main Campus.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS), the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), No Lost Generation at Georgetown University, and FRONTLINE.