Dir: Waad Al-Kateab
Language: English, Persian, German
Programme at 7pm
Welcome and Film starts at 7.30pm
Q&A – 9.30pm
Join us for a special evening as Friends of the Picture House and St Augustine’s Centre present a Q&A screening of ‘We Dare to Dream’, a compelling documentary directed by Academy Award-nominated Waad al-Kateab.
We Dare to Dream is 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.
Special Judo Showcase: The evening kick starts with a short, live judo display featuring Commonwealth Games competitors, from the St Augustine’s Centre Community
Live Q&A: Experience a Q&A session after the screening with the director, Waad al-Kateab.
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