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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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What We Are Made Of

Untold stories of British Asian refugees of the African diasporas. Based on journalist/playwright Wersha Bharadwa’s interviews with women largely marginalised in history – their accounts of love, loss, courage and the effects of the British Empire.

ShAFF Weekly Watchlist – Week 1

The first in a series of free online film lists for your home viewing adventures, curated by Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF). Featuring skiing against a solar eclipse, freerunning on the Isle of Man, and more.

Welcome to The Lit Collective Online Festival

Sahra, Aisha, Emily and Amal, organisers and members of The Lit Collective book club, introduce themselves, explain the origins of the book club and why they felt it was important to put the book club and festival together.

Surviving as a Freelancer under Lockdown

What freelancers and the self-employed can do to survive the COVID-19 lockdown. Everything you need to know to keep going! This CMC Webinar took place on 1st May 2020 – stream a video of it here.