The Boxing Girls of Kabul

Directed by Ariel J. Nasr

DIRECTOR

Ariel J. Nasr

COUNTRY

Canada

RUNNING TIME

50 mins

YEAR

2012

LANGUAGE

Dari with English Subtitles

ABOUT THE FILM

The film follows a courageous group of young Afghan women who risk persecution to become world-class boxers, training without the benefit of even the most basic facilities. Inspired by their tenacious coach, they dream of winning medals for their country and even a shot at the 2012 Olympics. Over the course of a year, we come to know three of the boxers as individuals and as a team of competitors punching well above their weight. When winning a competition brings threats of violence along with media attention, the film shows the power of fighting for what you believe in.

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