The Boxing Girls of Kabul

 

Best Short Documentary  

 - Canadian Screen Awards 

 

Colin Low Award at DOXA

  - Vancouver

 

Best Documentary VIEWFINDERS   - Halifax

 

Inspirit Prize HOT DOCS 

 

Selected for the International Documentary Festival

  - Amsterdam

 

Atlantic Film Festival -Halifax

A group of young Afghan women strive to become world-class boxers, training without the benefit of even the most basic facilities at the national stadium, where only recently women were executed by the Taliban.

 

They are loyal to their country, yet dare to defy its traditions. Inspired by their tenacious coach, these courageous boxers openly dream of their future, and even a shot at the 2012 Olympics. Committed to a challenging regime and enduring family and societal pressures to abandon their training, the women are determined to fight their way onto an international stage. The film shadows them closely over the course of a year, and we come to know them both as individuals and as a team of competitors punching well above their weight. The Boxing Girls of Kabul reveals a compelling journey of both personal and political transformation, and illustrates the power of fighting for what you believe in.

 

 

Directed and Photographed by: Ariel Nasr

Producer: Annette Clarke

Editor: Hannele Halm

Original Music: Julia Kent

Executive Producer: Kent Martin, Ravida Din

 

 

Watch Trailer: https://www.nfb.ca/film/boxing_girls_of_kabul

 

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