Generally, documentaries are tough to make as they need a lot of research and tonnes of footage need to lot of editing. Keeping the audience hooked throughout the run time is another Herculean task for the documentary filmmakers. But Syrian filmmaker Waad Al-Kateeb checked all boxes right and made a heartbreaking documentary called For Sama.
This film can is an autobiographical documentary of Waad Al-Kateeb as it chronicles the life of her, her husband and gets child Sama. She narrates it as a story to Sama. The life of Syrian civilians during the war breaks your heart. On the whole, For Sama is one of the documentaries made this year and one that can't miss at any cost.
Sama comes up with a unique way of story-telling where each and every visual has a story to tell. The director made the right use of the footage and the editing can come under the positive aspects of the movie. If you are someone who loves to watch real stories, For Sama is the right choice.