Harvard GlobalWE Movie Club

the swimmers

Two discussion sessions are available

Sunday, April 23rd, 8 am CT
Sunday, April 23rd, 11 am CT


This event took place on April 23rd, 2023. Registration is no longer available.

Join GlobalWE on April 23rd for a discussion on the movie "The Swimmers" (2022), which is available on Netflix. To accommodate members from different time zones, we plan to hold two discussion sessions on April 23rd; one at 8 am CT and the next at 11 am CT. Please register for the session that best fits your schedule. Discussions will be held online via Zoom.


Event Registration: 

Session I, April 23rd at 8 am CT     

Session II, April 23rd at 11 am CT  


Registered Participants

Upon completion of Zoom registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the Zoom meeting. Please be sure to watch the film prior to the live discussion.


The Swimmers will be the second one in our 2023 Movie Club series. The first was The King of Masks.

The Swimmers follows the life story of teenage Syrian refugees Yusra Mardini and her sister Sarah Mardini, who swam alongside a sinking dinghy of refugees to lighten it, and eventually help 18 refugees to reach safety across the Aegean Sea while being smuggled from ─░zmir towards Lesbos. Subsequent struggles as refugees are vividly depicted, but Yusra Mardini's swimming career sees her reaching the Rio 2016 Olympics as a member of the Refugee Olympic Team.1


Support the GlobalWE mission while in the comfort of your home! 
Each month GlobalWE announces a new film that is widely available on platforms. We ask that you watch the film at your leisure from the comfort of your home and then join us online, on the given date, for a lively discussion. In our virtual gathering, we will discuss the film, raise questions, and advance the mission of GlobalWE: the empowerment of women through education, dialogue, and connection among individuals working for women's rights and freedoms worldwide. We hope to see you then!

Event Details 

Film: The Swimmers

Date: April 23rd
Time: Session I: 8 am CT

             Session II: 11 am CT

Location: Virtual (online) event.

Cost: FREE for Harvard College students, Harvard University graduate students, alumni, affiliates, staff & guests

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Other Details

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