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The Swimmers


This isn't an amazing film so much as an amazing story. It's based on the true story of two sisters, swimmers from war-torn Syria, and the risky journey they take to Germany to seek refuge, which ultimately takes them to the 2016 Rio Olympics.


At a time when the UK government makes insane decisions impacting the wellbeing of refugees and migrants, it's particularly topical and heart wrenching.


The Swimmers appeared in Issue 9 in the Watch section.