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They endured thirteen years of war, dozens of bombings each and every month, but their focus was on one goal: to become Olympic champions… this is based on a True story. These young men have the heart of a lion and I truely love this movie, it is one of a kind! Look at this Hands of God Trailer, https://youtu.be/7M7aB_ZNE2E
From executive producer Alfonso Cuarón (Roma, Gravity) and director Riccardo Romani comes HANDS OF GOD, a compelling documentary telling the true story of the Iraqi National Boxing Team and their amazing journey from desperation to the edge of an historic qualification.
The film follows a group of young men — Waheed, Jafaar, and Saadi — who, with grit and determination, rise to fight for their Nation while defending their lives on the battlefields. When their gym is devastated by a bomb attack, they train outside. Despite living under the persistent threat of ISIS, these men re-define commitment and sacrifice as they strive to accomplish their dreams.
Will Private Waheed find enough time to for training while undertaking his army duty? Will young Jafaar maintain his focus while living in the most dangerous suburb in the world? Will promising heavyweight Saadi come back from his mission to liberate Falluja? From Al Sadr City to Rio de Janeiro, HANDS OF GOD is a stunning tale of hope and redemption