FOR SAMA (2019) Oscar-nominated doc – civilians under Russian fire in the siege of Aleppo, Syria

As we witness Russia’s targeting of civilians in Ukraine, here’s my 2019 conversation with directors Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts of the Oscar-nominated documentary, For Sama, and with Dr. Hamza al-Kateab, who ran the last hospital in East Aleppo. The film takes us inside the long siege by al Assad and the Russians. In the course of the film, Waad al-Kateab falls in love, marries, and has a baby – all as bombs fall around them. You can learn more and watch this remarkable film at