#HotDocs23 @hotdocs: Long Distance Swimmer: Sara Mardini

A brief synopsis,

                10,000 euros gives you the chance to die or survive in the water.”

Review: Sara and her sister Yusra fled Syria in 2015. When their boat broke down en route to Greece, the competitive swimmers jumped into the water and towed the boat to safety. The film documents Sara’s journey in the present, her legal; issues, and her focus on supporting refugee rights and fighting against the criminalization of humanitarians.  A beautifully shot film with breathtaking imagery of refugees en route in dark waters seeking respite in European countries. We also bear witness to those individuals who aim to support refugees on the waters and the shoreline. Introspective.

Thirty Four Flavours Rating: 5/5


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