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Roads To Olympia

Three young athletes face cultural oppression, intolerance and poverty as they pursue a shared dream: to become Olympians.

  • Ramazan Nanayev
    Voices, Lloro.
  • Ramazan Nanayev, Francisco Munoz
  • Ramazan Nanayev, Katherine Randel
  • Daniel Alexander
    Key Cast
  • Pascale Seigneurie
    Key Cast
  • Antônio "Mussunzinho" Carlos
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 35 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    400,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil, France, Jordan, Russian Federation, United States
  • Language:
    Arabic, Portuguese, Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Cinema
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Director Biography - Ramazan Nanayev

Ramazan is the Founder and CEO of Beacon Revolt, an impact media production company that develops films dealing with cultural and socio-economic issues with the purpose of inspiring solutions, and leverages social good campaigns with the intent to bring measurable results to the SDGs. He’s a Writer, Producer and Director of ‘Roads To Olympia’, a narrative fiction film about three young athletes who face cultural oppression, intolerance and poverty as they pursue a shared dream: to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games. The film sheds light on discrimination due to gender, sexual orientation, and racism, and supports organizations fighting these injustices, with a call to action to fight inequality in sports. Ramazan acts as a consultant to British Council on facilitating workshops and building creative digital toolkits to supplements an education curriculum for Young Mediterranean Voices. He’s a NXT-GEN Fellow For Moral Leadership, UNLEASH Innovation Lab SDGs Talent, Climate Reality Project Leader, Member of Sandbox and a Global Shaper at World Economic Forum. He has acted as a Creative Director and Producer on many visual projects for Cylance, The Future Is Ours, Global Citizen, Aid For Aids, MYgration, The Global Education and Leadership Foundation, and multiple campaigns for #EqualityInSports.

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Director Statement

Roads To Olympia takes us to 3 countries: Russia, Saudi Arabia and Brazil. Each country represents a different human rights issue: LGBTQ+ Rights, Women’s Rights, and Income Inequality. The film is a tool and a vehicle in the good fight for equality here at home and all around the world. Among other organizations like Human Rights Watch, Athlete Ally and UN Women we’re developing social good campaigns and inclusive+scalable sports programs for marginalized communities. Sports have the ability to bring people together for a common goal, and our goal is to end discrimination due to gender, sexual orientation and class.