“For Sama,” Waad al-Kateab’s wrenching story of raising a young daughter in war-torn Syria, was named best feature documentary of 2019 at the International Documentary Association’s 35th annual IDA Documentary Awards, which were handed out on Saturday night on the Paramount Pictures lot in Los Angeles.
Al-Kateab, who directed “For Sama” with Edward Watts, also received the IDA Courage Under Fire award at the ceremony.
Last week, the film also won the top award at the British Independent Film Awards, a rarity for a documentary.
See the complete list of winners and nominees of the IDA Awards at the International Documentary Association website.
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