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In the summer of 1970, two political exiles, from opposite sides of the world, become embroiled in a plot to simultaneously hijack three airplanes from three European capitals before enemy operatives assassinate them.

We Must Grow Tough, But Without Ever Losing Our Tenderness follows the tumultuous young lives of LEILA KHALED and PATRICIO ARGUELLO RYAN, and the relationship that erupts during the one electrifying week they spent together before their dangerous – and ultimately deadly – mission. Part action, part romance, part biography and part historical exploration, We Must Grow Tough is inspired by the true story that will have viewers questioning what they once thought was right, and lingering on a love story that lasted for just a moment.

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Samir Salem is a filmmaker, entrepreneur and social justice activist. He was raised in a multi-cultural family in a diverse, blue-collar neighborhood in Chicago. Samir studied communications at the University of Illinois and film production at the University of Miami. Samir is a national organizer and the field coordinator for the North America Nakba Tour, an organization that champions the voice and dedicates its resources to female Palestinian refugees from the camps in Lebanon. He also volunteers his time teaching children how to tell their stories. Samir is the founder of Cinemonger, a motion picture company with a mission to produce inspirational, provocative and impassioned content for the global marketplace, with the intention of bringing about social change to our world through entertainment. more...

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