Sheffield Doc/Fest 2021

UK Premiere: Lift Like a Girl

+ pre-recorded Q&A

Does 14-year-old female weightlifter Zebiba have what it takes to journey from Alexandria, Egypt to the Olympic Games?

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Egypt, Germany, Denmark 2021
Dir Mayye Zayed
92min
Digital
Arabic with EST

On a corner-lot in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, female weightlifters train to become Olympic champions. Following in the footsteps of some of Egypt’s most famous athletes, 14-year-old Zebiba trains under the tutelage of the visionary Captain Ramadan. Can Zebiba direct her focus to be the weightlifting champion that her coach feels certain she is capable of becoming?

Tickets: £12.50, concs £10.20 (BFI Members pay £2 less). On sale to BFI Patrons and Champions Tue 18 May 11:30, to BFI Members Tue 18 May 12:30 and to the public from Wed 19 May 11:30.