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Hands of God

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Synopsis

Thirteen years of war. Dozens of car bombings every month. One goal: to become an Olympic champion.
The true story of grit and determination, of young men literally fighting for their lives one day on the battlefields of Iraq and competing to fight for their Nation the next. Despite living under the persistent threat of ISIS, these athletes will strive to accomplish their task.
This film documents the amazing journey of the Iraq National Team from obscurity and desperation to the edge of an historical qualification to Rio 2016.
Will private Waheed be able to manage his army duty with his desire to go to the Games? Is young Jafaar ready to aspire to the Olympic stage he has been dreaming of, despite living in the most dangerous suburb in the world? Will promising heavyweight Saadi come back from his mission to liberate Falluja? Will Iraq finally be a peaceful country?

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
79 mins
Director
Riccardo Romani
Producer
Art Horan, Riccardo Romani
Co-Producer
Gabriela Rodriguez
Executive Producer
Alfonso Cuarón
Editor
Adam Gough
Director of Photography
Nicola Cavalazzi

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Production Company

Robusto Films
c/o Big Talk & Esperanto Filmoj
41-42 Foley Steet, 4th Floor
London
W1W 7TS
+44 (0)20 7907 1225
info@robustofilms.com