Netflix debuted the official trailer for The Swimmers, the drama based on the true story of teenage Olympian refugee, Yusra Mardini, who, with her sister Sara, dragged a dinghy of refugees to safety across the Aegean Sea. The film stars Manal Issa, Nathalie Issa, Matthias Schweighöfer, Ahmed Malek, Ali Suliman, Kinda Alloush, James Krishna Floyd and Elmi Rashid Elmi.
Directed by BAFTA winner Sally El-Hosaini (Babylon, My Brother the Devil,The Fifth Bowl), The Swimmers had its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, and will be released in select theaters on November 11, 2022, before streaming on Netflix beginning November 23, 2022.
From war-torn Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics, two young sisters embark on a harrowing journey as refugees, putting both their hearts and champion swimming skills to heroic use. Based on a true story.