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Iraqi women find refuge in basketball

Iraqi women find refuge in basketball

Originally Published: October 6, 2011
By Cary Chow | Special to espnW

Twenty-year-old Ola can no longer hold back tears. The Baghdad native isn't crying because extremists threatened her family two years ago, or because her homeland faces constant civil unrest. Ola is fighting tears because she's just been put on academic probation, which means she can't play basketball.

"It's like my soul for me," she explains.

It's a tender scene from the uplifting new documentary "Salaam Dunk," which screens at the 47th Chicago International ...

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