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JAYU Presents — FOR SAMA Screening

July 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


From the JAYU eventbrite:

To celebrate seven years of JAYU Programming, we are offering a very special and FREE presentation of the award winning favourite For Sama.

Waad Al-Khateab, Edward Watts | 1h 35min | Documentary | UK | Arabic | Full English Subtitles| ASL | Syrian refugee crisis, bombing of Aleppo, harm to children, death

Content Warning: Film contains graphic imagery and explicit content will be discussed during the Q&A


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.

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.

Join us afterward for a talkback following the film with director Waad Al-Kateab.


Physically accessible venue, ASL, service animals are welcome, relaxed environment, full English subtitles

This screening will embrace a “relaxed screening” environment, in recognition that elements of a traditional audience environment are inaccessible for guests with sensory processing conditions, Autism, intellectual disability, or those with young children. This means a relaxed attitude about noise and movement, reducing the intensity of sound and keeping dim lights on throughout the performance. Guests are welcome to come and go as they need to while engaging with the film.

This film is generously co-presented with: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

Please note:

Seating is available on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS, please arrive at least 30 minutes early to secure a seat.


July 4
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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