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SWIMMING FOR SURVIVAL follows the extraordinary story of Yusra and Sara Mardini, who escaped Syria. During their crossing to Greece, the boat broke down. The two girls jumped out and swam the boat to shore, saving the lives of everyone on board.
Our story focuses on the sister’s lives since settling in Europe.
Yusra is training for the Tokyo Olympics and acting as the youngest ever UN ambassador. Her sister Sara was recently arrested for people smuggling whilst working for a greek refugee NGO.
The drastic contrast in their lives has caused a divide in their relationship, we intend to document their reconciliation leading up to the Tokyo Games.