The Oscars Series, Day 5: For Sama, This Year's Most Powerful Documentary

Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin show

Summary: <p>This week, in honor of the upcoming Academy Awards, <em>Here's the Thing</em> brings you a collection of conversations with Oscar-winners -- and, today, with a pair of 2020 nominees.  They are Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts, the co-directors of <em>For Sama</em>, which is up for Best Documentary Feature.  It's a movie pieced together from more than 500 hours of footage shot by Al-Kateab, a young mother in rebel-controlled Aleppo, Syria, as government troops closed in.  <em>For Sama</em> is about what it's like for an ordinary, middle-class family to conceive and raise a child in a city under siege.  As the San Francisco <em>Chronicle</em> puts it, "<em>For Sama</em> is a film made with the instincts of a journalist, the passion of a revolutionary, and the beating heart of a mother."  Watts, Waad, and Waad's husband, Dr. Hamza Al-Kateab, joined Alec at a live taping of <em>Here's the Thing</em> at the Hamptons International Film Festival.</p>