Have you missed For Sama? Don’t worry, together with Pakhuis de Zwijger we organized that you can stream the award-winning documentary for free for 24 hours on dezwijger.nl. You can watch For Sama from October 6th 4pm untill October 7th same time. For Sama is also available on NPO Plus.
During the True Stories Livecast #1 we will discuss the narrative techniques in For Sama. October 6th we will talk with For Sama director Waad al-Kateab, her good friend and one of the main characters Afraa Hashem and with Fréderike Geerdink about what narrative journalism has to offer to reporting on war and conflict.
Covering conflict in the media can be very challenging. Compassion fatigue towards the media and their reporting on lasting conflicts unfortunately is a reality. People are often tired of the news coming from conflict areas and they have a hard time relating to the numerous victims. Last year the documentary For Sama made a huge impact and attracted a lot of attention and a large audience that got emotionally very affected by seeing the film.