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It’s an absolute honour to have been able to interview this week’s guest...

Waad Al-Kateab is a Syrian filmmaker, journalist, mother and director of the film For Sama. For anyone who hasn’t heard of this film, go and watch it immediately (it’s available for free online)...but be prepared. It’s one of the most emotional and impactful films I’ve ever seen.

Waad and her family’s story is mind blowing. Waad documented living through the uprising and the siege in Aleppo, Syria for 5 years. During this time she fell in love and got married to a doctor called Hamza, and gave birth to her daughter Sama, a beautiful juxtaposition in amongst so much death and destruction. 

Today she shares stories of loss, laughter and survival, and what has happened since the release of the film. This interview is one of the highlights of my time working in this space and I’m so proud to share it with you!

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