The film, which had four nominations at the BAFTAs, was the most nominated documentary in the award's history.
Syrian Documentary For Sama won the Best Documentary award at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) on Sunday.
For Sama was filmed over five years from inside besieged Aleppo that gives a first-hand account of war from the perspective of a new mother.
For Sama is a first-person account of a 26-year old female Syrian filmmaker, Waad al-Kateab. Directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts, For Sama documents al- Kateab’s life over five years of the uprising in rebel-held Aleppo.
The film shows al-Kateab falling in love, getting married to one of the last practising doctors in the city, giving birth to Sama, and saying goodbye to her besieged home, all on camera.
“In 2016, three years ago, we were in Aleppo. We were in a basement of a filled hospital Hamza, me, Sama and Afraa. We even thought ‘should we bury our footage because in case we didn’t make it, this needs to be saved,” she said after receiving the award.
“This award I will dedicate it to the great Syrian people who are still suffering until today and the great heroes of doctors, nurses, and civil defence,” she added.