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We Dare to Dream Acquired by Peacock

Peacock has acquired documentary We Dare to Dream, executive produced by Angelina Jolie and John Legend. We Dare to Dream is the second feature documentary from Academy Award-nominated Waad al-Kateab (For Sama).

The documentary is a tale of resilience and inspiration, hardship and loss, hope and home. A 2023 Tribeca Festival selection, the refugee sports documentary will exclusively stream on Peacock beginning Dec 1.

We Dare to Dream Acquired by Peacock

We Dare to Dream is executive produced by Angelina Jolie and EGOT recipient John Legend under his Get Lifted Film Co. banner.

The producers are Academy Award winner Joanna Natasegara (The White Helmets, Virunga), Emmy-winning producer Abigail Anketell-Jones (The Edge of Democracy, The Nightcrawlers) of Violet Films, two time Academy Award-nominated producer Bryn Mooser (Body Team 12, Lifeboat), Kathryn Everett of XTR and Joe Gebbia of Studio Gebbia.

Get Lifted partners, Emmy and Tony-winning producer Mike Jackson and Emmy winner Ty Stiklorius, also serve as executive producers.

The film features the original song “Don’t Need to Sleep,” performed by John Legend. More information can be found on the film’s website.

We Dare to Dream is the latest addition to Peacock‘s documentary collection, including Myth of the Zodiac Killer, Krishnas: Gurus. Karma. Murder., as well as the upcoming Commitment to Life and Dr. Death: Cutthroat Conman.

We Dare to Dream is the story of refugee athletes from Iran, Syria, South Sudan and Cameroon who swim, run and fight their way to opportunity and safety in host nations across the world.

Spanning a breadth of backgrounds, personal stories and Olympic sports, the film reveals their lives and hopes as they train to compete on the world stage, showing the fire and the drive of young people forced to leave their families, homes and countries of birth to build new lives out of nothing.

Culminating in their competition at the summer Olympics, their compatriots back home and their new communities in refugee camps watch as these determined young athletes fight for their place in the world. This is their story of heart in the face of adversity, and most of all, hope for a better life.

You can watch the trailer by clicking here.