Lift Like a Girl / "Ash Ya Captain (عاش يا كابتن) (2020)
Egypt, Germany, Denmark
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On a noisy street corner in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a seemingly vacant corner-lot cordoned-off by chain link fencing is the training site for Egypt’s elite champions: female weightlifters. Zebiba has been training here since she was 9-years-old, following in the footsteps of some of the country’s most famous athletes of all time – such as Egypt’s first female, two-time Olympic medalist Abeer Abdel Rahman, and world champion Olympic athlete Nahla Ramadan. Nahla’s coach, the visionary Captain Ramadan, has a prestigious training record, with four Olympic, nine World and 17 Pan African champions having emerged from his makeshift gym during the two decades in which it has been operating. Now that it is Zebiba’s turn to make her mark, can she put aside her youthful instincts and direct her focus to be the weightlifting champion that Captain Ramadan feels certain she is capable of becoming?
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