Beyond the Raging Sea, the documentary film by Marco Orsini, and in collaboration with DHL, UNHCR, UNDP and IEFTA, has been confirmed for a market screening at the EFM Berlinale.
The action-adventure feature follows the harrowing tale of two Egyptian adventurers, Omar Samra and Omar Nour, as they take on the world’s toughest row – the unsupported 3,000 nautical mile journey from the Canary Islands to Antigua, also known as the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, and highlights the dangers refugees face when crossing open bodies of water for safety.
The screening is set to take place on Monday 24 February at 15:00, at CinemaxX Berlion Potsdameer Platz, Berllin.
This documentary not only grips the audience in fear and excitement, but it transmits energy to the audience in a way I have not witnessed before.
…hits the audience with an emotional payoff they weren’t expecting.
The screening is open to all registered participants of Berlinale with a Market Badge or Market + Festival Badge.
Contact: For more information, please contact Lacey Tu – firstname.lastname@example.org
Production companies: Team 02, Film Clinic, Mojo Entertainment, Polaris Production, Queen Production in association with IEFTA, DHL, UNHCR, UNDP
Cast: Omar Samra, Omar Nour
Director: Marco Orsini
Screenwriters: Marco Orsini, Frederick L. Greene
Producers: Marco Orsini, Lizzy Lambley
Co-producer: Hassan Mahfouz
Director of photography: Ahmed Gabr
Editors: Dionisis Xenos, Vincent Cattaneo
Music: George Acogny
Venue: El Gouna Film Festival (out of competition)