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What we're watching: Salaam Dunk
April 24, 2012 by The IRC
Basketball is much more than a game in Salaam Dunk, a stirring documentary about an Iraqi women’s basketball team. For the young women on the team, it is a blissful release from the realities of a war-torn nation. Most have never touched a basketball or been allowed to join any sports team, yet they discover a deep joy in playing hoops together. The women, from all different backgrounds – Arab, Kurd, Christian, Sunni, and Shiite – learn what it means to work together as a team.
Salaam Dunk will be screened on April 30 in La Jolla, CA as part of the International Documentary Film Series, to benefit the International Rescue Committee in San Diego.
You can learn more and purchase tickets here.
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