ADIDAS GLOBAL | We AR Better Together | Shaping Our Future Together (DEC 2021)

"We AR Better Together” is one of six global initiatives in our adidas Runners Purpose Project series, each leveraging the power of sport to create a positive impact in athletes' lives.

Moved by the desire to extend the feeling of community and a sense of home to children from the diverse refugee community in Zagreb, adidas Runners Zagreb captain, Marie Wasler, with insights from adidas Runners Kuala Lumpur captain, Nabila Sam, brought "We AR Better Together" to life. In collaboration with the dedicated team from Zagreb based NGO “Are You Syrious”, 28 participants trained together over the summer, connecting with each other and their coaches. Their hope was that through this work with the children, no matter where in the world home is to them, there would be a dedicated space of support to explore what makes them happy.

Split into two parts, the program focused on motor skill development and building a running base by supporting the children to learn about their bodies' capabilities. Holistic sessions focusing on mindfulness and meditation were also essential to the children's progress. The final segment was an opportunity for participants to specialise in the sport of their choice. Between dancing, boxing, basketball and football lessons, the children could concentrate on their passion, choosing a sport to continue pursuing, once the program came to a close.

Director: Luka Sepčić @boklukasepcic
Executive Producer: Faye Schröder @fayeemalie
Creative Director: Wibke Lange @wbkwbkwbkwbk
Assistant Director: Karini Viranna @karinicles
Producer: Carolin Wintrich @carolinalessandra
Production Assistant: Isabelle Winkler @issywinkler
Production Agency: Antitalent @antitalent.production
Line Producer: Ana Badurina @ana
Production Coordinator: Nika Obučina @nika.obucina
Production Assistant: Tomislav Cvitan @jimmytrast

1st AD: Jozo Schmuch @jschmuch
DOP: Ante Cvitanović @antecvitanovic
1st AC: Ivan Špehar
2nd AC: Matija Domitrović
Video Assistant: Marko Harapin
Gimbal/Black Arm Operator: Luka Rebernišak @lukarebernisak
Gimbal/Black Arm Tech: Ivan Madjer @madjerivan
Drone Operator: Ivan Jajčevič
Sound Tech: Damir Rončevič
Gaffer: Filip Šarić @filipsaric_
Props: Eva Milković @femalepastalover
Editor: Ali Naddafi @manemoto
Animation: Timothy Armstrong @tfarmstrong
Sound Design & Music: Gerdus Oosthuizen @bummela
Grading: Kyle Stroebel @stroobzz

Marie Wasler @mariewasler
Bruno Mijač @brunomijac
Petra Grčević @petra_grcevic
Lucija Ljubej @lucijaljubej
Sven Prebeg @svenprebeg
Ana Jagarinec @ana.jagarinec
Kimia Fayyaz
Kiana Fayyaz
Nagham Oufan
Znyar Mustafa
Jannah Al Sadoon
Maryam Al Sadoon
Manea Al Sadoon
Sadoon Al Sadoon
Zina Mustafa
Suhaib Al Abid
Hamza Al Abid
Ammar Al Masri
Zena Al Masri
Yusuf Al Obayidi
Dahen Gafour
Sobhi Aljbein
Mustafa Afloog
Muhammed Afloog
Samah Al Zubaidi
Hussein Mahmoud