The Swimmers

Friday, November 11 - Tuesday, November 22, 2022

For open-captioned screenings of THE SWIMMERS, with dialogue and sounds displayed on screen, see here.

Based on a true story, THE SWIMMERS follows the journey from war-torn Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Two young sisters embark on a harrowing journey as refugees, putting both their hearts and champion swimming skills to heroic use.

Opening Night, Toronto International Film Festival

“Undeniably powerful…imagery that is as poetic as it is potent.” – Hollywood Reporter

  • Language In English and Arabic with English subtitles
  • Running Time 134 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Netflix
  • Director Sally El Hosaini
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, Closed Captioning, Descriptive Audio, T-Coil

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