Ali El Arabi
Egypt | 2021 | 75 min
Language : Arabic
Subtitles : English, French
Fawzi and Mahmoud are Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s Zaatari camp. Stuck in this enormous city made of tents and prefabricated houses, they, like many young people, see football as one of the only ways out of the camp and towards a better future. Regularly, a delegation from Qatar comes and scouts for young talents. Fawzi and Mahmoud, local heartthrobs and inseparable friends, have a good chance of joining the Aspire academy for young hopefuls, training in one of the Emirate’s high-end sports centres. Managing to join the ranks of those who will perhaps become international players, their position could quickly turn their lives around. Rubbing shoulders with their idols and enjoying one of the best training environments, their adventure will only continue if they outdo themselves, become the best, and get noticed by a club. If they fail, they will have to return to the camp, where a very different reality awaits them. Ali El Arabi follows them very closely in this unusual journey, delivering a story of a unique friendship made of hope and resilience.
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