Captains of Zaatari

Captains of Za'atari is a film shot over six years following two teenaged friends; Mahmoud and Fawzi who have fled from Syria to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. Like many young boys in the camp, they dream of becoming professional soccer players and explore better opportunities for them and their families, while facing the difficult reality of their lives. When a world-renowned sports academy visits the camp, both have a chance to make this dream come true.

Country of production: Egypt / Jordan IMPACT GOALS * Put the spotlight on the individual struggles of young refugees trying to find opportunities to fulfill their dreams * Contribute to the conversation about the legal status of the refugees in their hosting countries * Encourage sports and talent oriented activities in refugee camps * Inspire the younger generation of refugees to invest in their dreams

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