The 2019 documentary “For Sama,” directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts, received the Best Full-Length Film award at Turkey’s International Migration Film Festival on Sunday.
Celebrated Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, this 12 months’s pageant jury president, stated that “For Sama” was chosen unanimously for the award.
“The Best Film Award of the International Migration Film Festival, which began with the concept of embracing one of many best tragedies of this age with its theme, went to a documentary movie,” Ceylan stated.
“For Sama,” which additionally received awards for finest documentary at a number of occasions – together with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Cannes and the British Independent Film Awards – tells the story of a younger mom in the course of the Syrian civil conflict.
Al-Kateab, a refugee himself, stated he lived in Turkey for over a 12 months and is now residing as a refugee within the U.K.
He really useful everybody residing in Turkey watch “For Sama” to be taught concerning the causes for migration and the difficulties migrants and refugees face.
The International Migration Film Festival, the world’s largest and most complete thematic movie pageant, concluded Sunday. The two-week movie pageant, which was this 12 months held on-line as a result of Corona Virus pandemic, is supported by Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Ministry and arranged by the Interior Ministry underneath the auspices of the Turkish Presidency.