UNDP Egypt in Cannes 2018 with UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Omar Samra, Omar Nour, UNHCR, and IEFTA

May 12, 2018

The International Emerging Talent Film Association (IEFTA) presents a work in progress of BEYOND THE RAGING SEA, followed by a panel discussion at Cannes Film Festival 2018. A collaboration of DHL, UNHCR, UNDP, and IEFTA, this documentary follows the harrowing ordeal of two Egyptian athletes OMAR SAMRA and OMAR NOUR #Rowing4Refugees in the Atlantic Challenge across the open ocean - as an ultimate test of endurance.

The race became the biggest challenge of their lives as the elite adventures battle the unforgiving sea in a grueling fight for survival. They set out to raise awareness for refugees but ended up closer to their cause than they could ever have imagined.

Agenda for the Screening

  • Introduction by MARCO ORSINI, award-winning filmmaker and director of BEYOND THE RAGING SEA
  • Screening of BEYOND THE RAGING SEA – 45 mins
  • Panel discussion with OMAR NOUR, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador OMAR SAMRA, UNHCR Representative RALF GRUENERT, UNDP Country Director RANDA ABOUL-HOSN moderated by SYDNEY LEVINE
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Please contact Fatma Elzahraa Yassin, Communications Analyst at fatma.yassin@undp.org

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