Beyond the Raging Sea: State of Mind

Beyond the Raging Sea: State of Mind

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Daring Together

“Look, I'm suffering. I can't talk right now.” Up until Omar Samra and Omar Nour decided to row across the Atlantic Ocean, they were acquaintances. But after nearly dying together in the middle of the ocean, their relationship took a quick turn. How does the relationship between ...  Show more

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Daring Together

“Look, I'm suffering. I can't talk right now.” Up until Omar Samra and Omar Nour decided to row across the Atlantic Ocean, they were acquaintances. But after nearly dying together in the middle of the ocean, their relationship took a quick turn. How does the relationship between ...  Show more

Quick Nap in a Wet Sock

“The only time that’s enjoyable is when you’re unconscious.”   The only break Omar Samra and Omar Nour get after their two-hour rowing shifts is a 40-minute nap in a two-meter wide cabin, using a wet sheet and a crumpled wet t-shirt for a pillow. When your only break from intense ...  Show more

12-Hour Rowing Shifts

"If I don't close my eyes for literally two, three, five minutes, I'm done for.”   Omar Samra had to cope with an extreme bout of sea sickness. Omar Nour had to pick up extra shifts. On top of all that, a huge wave turns their boat upside down and puts them at the brink of death. ...  Show more

A Liferaft to Safety

“I’m going to let go.” About eight days into the journey, Omar Samra and Omar Nour’s boat capsizes in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. When you’re faced with an impossible situation, how do you nurture the resilience to continue? And what happens in the case of refugees when you ...  Show more

Nothing but the Atlantic

“I just don’t want to be rocked anymore. Stop rocking me.” Omar Samra and Omar Nour embark on a journey across the Atlantic ocean in a seven-meter boat with only each other and the very real possibility of not making it. How would such an experience affect your relationship with ...  Show more