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The State Theatre
Thursday, Feb 16, 2023 5:30 PM
From war-torn Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics, two young sisters embark on a risky voyage, putting their hearts and their swimming skills to heroic use.
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Admission Ticket - $10.00

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Stanislaus County Commission for Women and The State Theater present Against All Odds: Celebrating the Remarkable Refugee Spirit of Women

A panel of dynamic women who have recently immigrated to Modesto will share their unique stories, struggles, and successes. In addition, Thelma Saldivar, MJC Photography student, will present her photo exhibition, "Letters Home." The evening will culminate in a viewing of The Swimmers, a biographical drama that illuminates the refugee experience and shows a young athlete’s determination to succeed against all odds. The Swimmers tells the true story of two sisters’ journey to escape the war engulfing their country to pursue Yusra’s dream of making it to the Olympics. Your ticket purchase will include a delicious array of appetizers and desserts provided by Afghan female local caterers. Join us for an evening of celebrating the remarkable refugee female spirit!

5:30: Doors, photo exhibit, appetizers, and dessert
6:15: Panel presentation.
7:00: Movie begins
Tickets: $10 & Students with ID are FREE

Film Info
Release Year:2022
Production Country:Turkey
United Kingdom
Original Language:Arabic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sally El Hosaini
Starring:Manal Issa
Nathalie Issa
Matthias Schweighöfer
Ali Soliman
James Floyd
Screenwriter:Jack Thorne
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