God Willing, Beijing

God Willing, Beijing (INSHALLAH BEIJING!)

God Willing, Beijing (INSHALLAH BEIJING!)

original title:

INSHALLAH BEIJING!

italian title:

SE DIO VUOLE, PECHINO

cinematography:

music:

Mauro Magnani, Sanaa Moussa

producer:

country:

Italy

year:

2009

film run:

54'

format:

Betacam - colour

status:

Ready (20/04/2009)

festivals & awards:

Ghadir dreams that at last someone will buy her some running shoes. Nader trains while hoping that a missile doesn’t hit him. Zakia hasn’t got a permit from the Israeli Army to go to the swimming pool. They are the Palestinian athletes who leave Jericho in July 2008 to take part in the Beijing Olympics. Inshallah, ‘God willing’, because a lot of difficulties must be overcome before reaching China. First and foremost, the difficulty in competing for a country that doesn’t exist yet –Palestine– and that doesn’t have the means to support its athletes. Getting to Beijing is already a victory.