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We Dare to Dream + ScreenTalk with director Waad Al-Kateab and Ornella Mutoni

Refugee Week 2024

Two boys stand opposite each other wearing mixed martial arts uniforms, in front of a desert city.

As the Refugee Olympic Team prepares to compete at the Tokyo Olympics, We Dare to Dream chronicles their hopes and desires as they fight for a better life, plus a ScreenTalk with the director.

Waad Al-Kateab (For Sama) tells the story of refugee athletes from Iran, Syria, South Sudan and Cameroon who swim, run and fight their way to opportunity and safety in host nations across the world. 

Spanning a breadth of backgrounds, personal stories and Olympic sports, the film reveals their lives and hopes as they train to compete on the world stage, showing the fire and the drive of young people forced to leave their families, homes and countries of birth to build new lives out of nothing. 

Culminating in their competition at the summer Olympics, their compatriots back home and their new communities in refugee camps watch as these determined young athletes fight for their place in the world. This is their story of heart in the face of adversity, and most of all, hope for a better life.

UK 2023 Waad al-Kateab 98mins

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