The Boxing Girls Of Kabul
The Boxing Girls Of Kabul

The Boxing Girls Of Kabul

2011  | 52 minutes  |   |   
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  • Director: Ariel Nasr
  • Cast: Sadaf Rahimi, Shabnam Rahimi, Sabir Sharifi, Shahla Sikandary, Salima Rahimi
  • Awards: Inspirit Foundation Pluralism Prize - Hot Docs 2012, Best Short Documentary - Canadian Screen Awards 2013, Honourable Mention for the NFB Colin Low Award at Doxa - Documentary Film and Video Festival 2012, Best Documentary at VIEWFINDERS International Film Festival for Youth - Halifax 2012
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Once a site for public executions, the Ghazi Stadium in eastern Kabul became the training center for aspiring female boxers. Mohammed Saber Sharifi took up the job of coaching them in spite of the numerous threats to his life. The boxers now have their eyes on the 2012 Olympics but tough qualifying fixtures stand in their way. Witness their grueling efforts to bring about a change in their lives, and in the mindset of their country.