FOR SAMA SCOOPS TOP AWARDS AT BIFA

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Nainita Desai war doc wins across the board


Acclaimed feature documentary “For Sama” scored by Nainita Desai, scooped four awards, including the night’s biggest honour, best British independent film at the 2019 British Independent Film Awards.

An intimate portrait of a young mother’s experience of the Syrian civil war, it also won best director for the duo of Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts and for best documentary. It had already taken best editing in the previously announced craft awards.

Nainita Desai’s other 2019 commissions include the forthcoming series Bad Boy Billionaires (Netflix) and a forthcoming Samuel L Jackson series to be announced in due course.