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In the run-up to the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, Azzedine Nouiri, the world champion in seated shot put, inspires his childhood friend Youssef to take on the challenge of qualifying for the Games despite their lack of means and formal training. Through their inspiring friendship, WE COULD BE HEROES narrates the struggles of outcasts longing to conquer the extraordinary in order to finally have the same rights and opportunities as ordinary men at home, in Morocco. Winner, Best International Documentary, 2018 Hot Docs. (Note courtesy of Cinetelefilms.) DIR/SCR Hind Bensari; PROD Vibeke Lokkeberg. Morocco/Denmark/Tunisia/Brazil, 2018, color, 79 min. In Arabic with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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79 Minutes
Documentary - sports
Wednesday, March 13, 2019