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‘For Sama’ Director Waad Al-Kateab To Helm Feature Doc On Ioc Refugee Olympic Team

‘For Sama’ Director Waad Al-Kateab To Helm Feature Doc On Ioc Refugee Olympic Team

The Ioc Refugee Olympic Team competing in the Tokyo Olympics is set to be the subject of a feature documentary from For Sama director Waad Al-Kateab.

Al-Kateab, who was nominated for an Oscar for her Syrian Civil War documentary, is helming the doc, which is produced by The White Helmets and Virunga producer Joanna Natasegara, who runs Violet Films, and Bryn Mooser and his non-fiction studio Xtr.

The doc is backed by Airbnb founder Joe Gebbia, who exec produces alongside Jason Ropell and Nevine Mabro and Xtr’s Justin Lacob and Kathryn Everett.

Al Kateab and Natasegara have had unprecedented access to the Ioc Refugee Olympic Team before, during and after the 2020 Games, which saw 29 athletes competing in Tokyo, originating from 11 countries, and residing in 13 host nations.

“I am so honored to have the opportunity to capture the stories of these inspirational athletes on their way to competing at the

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