The Defenders on Prime Video
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The Defenders on Prime Video releases official trailer

The Defenders on Prime Video – Today, Prime Video released the official trailer for the Australian documentary The Defenders.

The feature length documentary will premiere at the Sydney Film Festival on June 15, ahead of its release on Prime Video in Australia and New Zealand on Friday June 23, 2023.

The Defenders is the latest addition to the Prime membership. Prime members in Australia enjoy savings, convenience, and entertainment, all in a single membership.

Produced by Sweetshop & Green, The Defenders is an incredible, nail-biting, race-against-time thriller which tells the gripping true story of Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini footballer turned political refugee.

In 2018 when Hakeem stepped off a plane in Thailand to begin his honeymoon he found himself surrounded by police with an Interpol arrest order accusing him of terrorist activity.

As Hakeem awaited extradition back to Bahrain, a rag-tag group of campaigners led by former Socceroos captain Craig Foster took action.

The team of human rights activists, social media warriors, and ordinary Australians launched a campaign to #SaveHakeem. This is the true story of how a group of ordinary people battled against the odds to rescue a player’s life and try to save the very soul of football itself.

The Defenders is a Sweetshop & Green production supported by Prime Video. Produced by Gal Greenspan and Alice Burgin, executive producer Sharlene George, and directed by Matthew Bate. Funding was provided by Screen Australia, VicScreen and South Australia Film Commission, with international sales managed by Autlook Film Sales.

Since 2019, Prime Video has commissioned 25 Amazon Original series in Australia—The Test S1-S2, Making Their Mark, LOL: Last One Laughing Australia with Rebel Wilson, Back to the Rafters, Luxe Listings Sydney S1 – S3, award-winning feature-length documentary Burning, Kick Like Tayla, Warriors On The Field, Class of ’07, lifestyle special Hugh van Cuylenburg: G.E.M along with a series of five stand-up comedy specials, theupcoming  Deadloch, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, Five Blind Dates and Hot Potato: The Story of the Wiggles. Additional Amazon Originals include recently released series, Citadel.

The Defenders – 23 June, 23 on Prime Video

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