We welcome Zaina onto the podcast for us to review The Swimmers!Continue reading “The Middle Geeks Episode 47: ‘The Swimmers’ Review with Zaina Ujayli”
The Swimmers is the powerful and visceral story of real life Syrian sisters Yusra and Sara Mardini and their journey from war-torn Syria to Germany, and Yusra’s entry into the 2016 Rio Olympics. Groundbreaking in its showcasing of a refugee story, the film takes viewers on a journey through the Mediterranean and Europe, showcasing their various trials and tribulations as the strive forward to achieve their dream.Continue reading “Director Sally El Hosaini on Showcasing the Refugee Experience in ‘The Swimmers’”
For over a decade, the Syrian Civil War has seen the deaths of hundreds of thousands and the displacement of millions of Syrians, and the war sees no signs of ending. But among those who have had to escape their home country, hope and perseverance has persisted among many Syrians, as shown in the riveting first trailer for The Swimmers, set to debut in select US theaters on November 11 and on Netflix November 23.Continue reading “‘The Swimmers’ on Netflix Makes a Riveting Splash with First Trailer”
We dive into what Disney villain we actually want to see a movie about.