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Beyond the Raging Sea documentary tells the harrowing story of two UNHCR high-profile supporters and Egyptian adventurers, Omar Samra and Omar Nour (Team O2) as they take on the world’s toughest row across the Atlantic.

Sponsored by DHL, and in collaboration with UNHCR, and UNDP, Team O2 dedicated its row to raising awareness of the global refugee crises.

In an ironic twist, Nour and Samra faced the same dangers, terrors, and decisions of those they meant to recognize and relieve.

In Beyond the Raging Sea, that is directed and produced by the award-wining writer Marco Orsini, an elite adventure introduces us to extraordinary people in exceptional circumstances, navigating existential threats and grueling ordeals, fighting for survival, and what comes after.

Nour and Samra underwent 10 months of rigorous mental and physical training for the grueling challenge. What they couldn’t prepare for, is what actually happened.

The film made its European Premiere as the Centerpiece presentation of the Monaco Streaming Film Festival in Monte Carlo in 2021, after being part of the UNHCR Charity Refugee Film Festival in Hong Kong on World Refugee Day.

The film was also screened at the Cannes Film Festival, the European Film Market, El Gouna Film Festival, and Cairo International Film Festival.

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