From a scrappy, vacant-lot training site in Alexandria, Egypt to the Olympic Games, 14 year-old Zebiba ("raisin" in Arabic) stands at the precipice between childhood and weightlifting champion – guided only by her dedicated yet relentless coach, Captain Ramadan, and her own competitive edge. Can she make the leap?
2020 TIFF Toronto - World Premiere Golden Dove in German competition at DOKLeipzig Bronze Pyramid Award for Best First or Second Film at CIFF Audience Award — 42 CIFF Isis Award for Best Egyptian Film highlighting Women's Economic and Social Role – 42 CIFF DOC NYC 2021 Thessaloniki Doc Festival
Cast and Crew
Director Mayye Zayed
Producer Mayye Zayed, Anna Bolster, Anke Petersen
Director of Photography Mohamad Elhadidi
Editor Sara Abdallah
Sound Samir Nabil, Kristoffer Salting, Brian Dyrby