Boxing for Freedom
(Also available in 55 mins) Sadaf Rahimi is the best female boxer in Afghanistan, but she must deal with her country’s traditions, fear and her own fate in order to be a free woman. Sadaf and her sister Shabnam joined the newly created women’s boxing team at the age of 13, when they returned to their country after being refugees in Iran. Her boxing and academic achievements will turn Sadaf into an example for many Afghan young women, but her path will not be without threats and difficulties. Awards: EFA Award Selection, European Film Academy 2015. Best Documentary Feature Nomination, Cinema Writers Circle Awards Spain. Winner Silver Biznaga Affirming Women’s Rights, Málaga Spanish Film Festival. Best Spanish Documentary, Film Festival Zaragoza. Best Feature Film Award, International Documentary Film Festival Extremadoc 2015. Special Mention Bilbao International Unseen Film Festival. Official Selections: World Refugee Day Film Festival Sri Lanka, BUFF Sweden, Fribourg International Film Festival, ATLANTIDOC Uruguay, Terre des Femmes Film Festival Germany, Women Make Waves Film Festival Taiwan, China Women’s Film Festival, Festival Cinespaña France, Silk Road Festival Ireland and numerous Spanish Film Festivals. UNHCR Refugee Film Festival Selections in Japan, China & Thailand. International Human Rights Film Festival Selections in Uruguay, Tampere, Spain, Geneva, Buenos Aires & Myanmar.