New Directors Competition
Mahmoud and Fawzi have been living in the Zaatari refugee camp, in Jordan. Though they both have no sense of what the future holds for them, they focus their energy together on their first love: soccer. Despite the dire circumstances in the camp, they practice day in and day out, believing firmly that playing professionally is their ticket to freedom. When Aspire Academy, one of the world’s leading sports academies, arrives to pick players for an international tournament in Doha, Mahmoud and Fawzi are immediately identified as talents. However, they will follow different paths.
Presented at Sundance and CPH:DOX film festivals.
MUSEU DA IMIGRAÇÃO
CCJ RUTH CARDOSO
CIRCUITO SPCINE LIMA BARRETO - CCSP
Ali El Arabi
Menna El Shishini
Ali El Arabi, Aya Dowara, Amjad Abu Alala, Michael Henrichs
Egyptian director and producer. He produced and made television documentaries and, in 2015, set up Ambient Light, a production company where he focuses on topics such as refugee displacement and women’s and children’s rights. El Arabi holds a bachelor’s degree in integrated marketing communications from the Mansoura University. Captains of Zaatari is his debut feature film.