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Based on a true story, The Swimmers tells the inspirational journey of teenage sisters Yusra and Sara Mardini. The film stars Lebanese actress Manal Issa and her real-life sister Nathalie Issa as Sara and Yusra. It shows how the pair fled the Syrian civil war in 2015 whilst helping save the lives of their fellow refugees, in their attempt to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Directed and co-written by Sally El Hosaini.

Director: Sally El Hosaini
Writers: Sally El Hosaini (co-writer) | Jack Thorne
Producers: Tim Bevan | Tim Cole | Eric Fellner | Ali Jaafar

Rerecording Mixer: Mike Dowson
Mix Technicians: Tushar Namek, George Elliot
Sound Supervisor: Glenn Freemantle
Sound Producer: Jess Netley-VerrinderJess
Post Production Executive: David Turner

The Swimmers premieres at the Toronto Film Festival on 8th September 2022 before coming to Netflix. Watch the trailer here

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