On November 23 will arrive on Netflix The Swimmers.
A film inspired by the incredible true story of the sisters Yusra and Sarah Mardini , who fled from war-torn Syria to finish competing, in the case of Yusra, at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Following the trailer.
The official synopsis
From the war in Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics, two sisters embark on a harrowing journey as refugees, using their emotions and skills as swimming champions in a heroic way. From a true story. Directed by Sally El-Hosaini.
The Swimmers is played by Manal Issa, Nathalie Issa, Matthias Schweighöfer, Ali Suliman, Kinda Alloush, Ahmed Malek and James Krishna Floyd . The director is Sally El-Hosaini , also the author of My Brother the Devil and episodes of the Babylon miniseries. The director co-wrote the film with Jack Thorne , screenwriter of Enola Holmes, Wonder and The Aeronauts .
The true story
The story of the Mardini sisters is truly incredible. After arriving at the Greek coast in August 2015 on board an overcrowded rubber boat, which the sisters help to balance by swimming for several hours in the stormy sea, Yusra and Sarah cross Europe on foot and by train until they reach the Germany, where they obtain refugee status and begin competitive swimming. There they finally reunite with their parents, who arrived in Europe after them, and Yusra arrives to compete in the Rio Olympics in 2016. Sarah, on the other hand, has retraced her steps, deciding to join a humanitarian association, the Emergency Response Center International, dedicated to the rescue of migrants who cross the sea with makeshift vehicles. Sarah, like 23 other people in the association, however, she was arrested on charges of trafficking in human beings and faces up to 25 years in prison. The trial has been postponed for now.