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A Sold-out Screening for Beyond the Raging Sea at the Cairo International Film Festival

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Followed by a Q&A Moderated by Arwa Gouda

A Sold-out Screening for Beyond the Raging Sea at the Cairo International Film Festival


After the extremely high demand for its tickets last night, the action-adventure documentary Beyond the Raging Sea had a sold-out screening at the Creative Center of the Cairo Opera House as part of the 41st Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF).This happened after the wide critical and audience acclaim that the film received during its world premiere at this yearÂ’s El Gouna Film Festival. The screening was followed by a Q&A with Omar Samra and Omar Nour and was moderated by Arwa Gouda.

During the Q&A, Samra and Nour answered all the audienceÂ’s questions, revealing details on their adventure across the Atlantic, the harrowing moments they had to face until they were rescued, as well as how it all affected them.

Beyond the Raging Sea, which had its World Premiere at this yearÂ’s El Gouna Film Festival, follows the harrowing tale of two Egyptian adventurers, Omar Samra and Omar Nour, as they take on the worldÂ’s toughest row, an unsupported, perilous 3,000 nautical mile journey from the Canary Islands to Antigua. The extreme journey is part of an annual ocean-rowing race called the Atlantic Challenge.

Nour and Samra are world-class athletes. Omar Nour is a retired professional athlete, serial entrepreneur and motivational speaker. Nour was the first Egyptian professional triathlete in history, representing his country on the Olympic triathlon circuit from 2010-2016.

Omar Samra is an adventurer, mountaineer, entrepreneur, inspiratAfional speaker and future astronaut. He is the first Egyptian to climb Mount Everest and the 7 Summits and ski to both the Geographic South and North Pole (The Explorer's Grand Slam). Samra is a former UNDP Goodwill Ambassador.

Beyond the Raging Sea is written and directed by Marco Orsini, who produced it in collaboration with DHL, IEFTA, UNHCR, and UNDP, with Executive Producers Omar Nour, Omar Samra, and John Giwa-Amu. The filmÂ’s original music is composed by George Acogny.

Beyond the Raging Sea had a sold out premiere at the El Gouna Film Festival and was praised by the celebrities, public figures, and media who attended its screening. It was presented as a work in progress in the Doc Corner of the Marché du Film at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Distributed by MAD Solutions across the Arab World, Beyond the Raging Sea will be coming soon to theaters.