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The Swimmers (2022) | Faith and Film

March 3, 2023 @ 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm

About this Film: 

The Swimmers is a Faith and Film selection chosen in association with Sanctuary’s 2023 IAmMigration Arts and Inspiration Series.

A true story of two Syrian sisters who flee their war-torn home in Damascus and swim for hours in choppy Mediterranean seas to reach Greece as asylum seekers before going on to compete at the Rio Olympic Games on “The Refugee” team.  They use their swimming skills – along with kindness, compassion, and selflessness –  to help and inspire others.  Film run time 135 min.

Watch the trailer (IMDB) (2:12m)


  • Beautiful, heartbreaking, and raw. This movie shows the real struggles refugees and asylum seekers experience all around the world, but also the hope they hold on to; to survive, to reunite, to help others, and to succeed.
  • This is the type of film that forces you to sit up and see things in perspective.
  • …a harrowing journey as refugees, putting both their hearts and champion swimming skills to heroic use.

Participate in the Faith and Film Discussion Virtually: Watch the film;  at home (Netflix) and join us on zoom (8:45-9:30 pm) for the discussion. Join Zoom Meeting; Meeting ID: 880 6045 4484; Passcode: 105451 – Rev. Wendy 617.592.5853

About Faith and Fim: BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – a suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

SNOWDATE IS PLANNED: Saturday, March 4 (5:30 – 9:00 pm)


March 3, 2023
6:15 pm - 9:30 pm
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