Official Selection out of Competition | 70 min | 2019


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About the Film


The film follows Omar Samra and Omar Nour—the ‘Team O2’ duo—as they embark on the world’s toughest rowing race: an unsupported 3,000-nautical-mile adventure across the Atlantic Ocean. The aim of their journey is to highlight the terrifying dangers faced by thousands of migrants who set to sea every year. When disaster strikes, Team O2 has only hours to live. In Beyond the Raging Sea, the two Omars recount, in their own voice, the gripping tale of their struggle to survive and their ultimate rescue by a Greek vessel.

Film Info

Section Official Selection out of Competition
Year 2019
Length 70 min
Language English
Country United States, Egypt, France
Premiere World Premiere

Film Credits

Director Marco Orsini
Screenplay Marco Orsini, Frederick L. Greene
Cinematography Ahmed Gabr, Georgios Kokkalis, Michael Kushner, Shirley Schumacher, Steve Brooke Smith
Music George Acogny
Editing Vincent Cattaneo, Dionisis Xenos
Producer Marco Orsini, Lizzy Lambley
Production Company Team O2
Sound Design
Sound Pietro Giordano, Anastasios Gikas, Thomas Nee
Cast Omar Samra, Omar Nour

Film Contacts

Directed by: Marco Orsini