US PREMIERE | In a dilapidated corner of Alexandria, an exceptional community of young female weightlifters is trained by the grumpy yet charismatic Captain Ramadan. His precarious but prestigious makeshift gym has been a breeding ground for Egypt’s world champions and Olympic athletes. Filmmaker Mayye Zayed intimately follows Zebiba and her coach in their challenging quest to win the next world championship over the course of four years while the stakes keep getting higher and their bonds deepen.
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Director: Mayye Zayed
Executive Producer: Mayye Zayed
Producer: Mayye Zayed; Co-Producer: Anna Bolster, Anke Petersen
Writer: Mayye Zayed
Cinematographer: Mohamad El-Hadidi
Editor: Sara Abdallah
Music: Marian Mentrup
Country: Egypt, Germany, Denmark
Publicist: See-Through Films