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A Conversation with Waad al Kateab, Edward Watts & Jon Snow

This conversation was filmed at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 following the screening of For Sama, with directors Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts and protagonist Hamza al-Kateab, hosted by broadcaster Jon Snow.

Told as a message from a young Syrian mother Waad al-Kateab to her daughter, For Sama traces Waad's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth. An intimate, visceral documentary about the female experience of war, Waad wrestles with an impossible choice – whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter's life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.

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Musical Numbers

Sheffield Theatres have compiled some favourite numbers from their big musicals of previous years, including The Wizard of Oz, Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Kiss Me Kate, and Guys and Dolls.

Rave Trilogy

Video artist Rebecca Salvadori presents her most recent films documenting and exploring contemporary rave culture. Hosted online by Sheffield's No Bounds Festival.

Matt Haig and Susan Calman in conversation

Author Matt Haig and comedian Susan Calman reflect on the ways the arts give us ‘reasons to stay alive’ – drawing from songs, books, theatre and comedy, celebrating art that has kept people going in their darkest hours. Hosted by Sheffield Theatres.

Early Years Songs

Join musicians and performers from Music in the Round's network for a series of videos featuring fun songs, nursery rhymes and activities for children aged 0-5.