For Sama is a documentary film from the first-person perspective of Waad al-Kateab, who documents the rebellion and siege of Aleppo between 2012 and 2017 as a video journal for her infant daughter, Sama. The film is in Arabic with English subtitles.
The film contains themes relating to the siege of Aleppo involving people living amongst the rubble and destruction of their city during frequent airstrikes and bombardments. The film includes visual depictions of dead bodies, injury detail and large amounts of blood detail, mostly in a hospital setting. Victims include children. The film also contains footage of complications arising when a baby is delivered by a doctor to an unconscious mother who was hit by an airstrike.
The film includes frequent depictions of injuries due to bombings and depictions of planes dropping bombs on a city. The film also contains visual depictions of rifles and distant sounds of gunfire and explosions. The film's violence is mostly in the form of the resulting injuries and destruction caused by the bombings.
The film includes use of the words "bloody" and "bastard".
The film includes a depiction of a naked baby, shortly after birth, with brief genital detail of the child visible. The impact of the nudity is very low within the broader context of the scene.
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