Boxing for Freedom
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.
This story goes beyond the anecdote about the adventures of a sports team and becomes a narrative on a group of brave women fighting for their rights.
Director: Silvia Venegas & Juan Antonio Moreno
74 mins / Afghanistan & Spain // 2014
Screening: Friday 20th March – 4:00pm
Location: FilmBase, Curved St., Temple Bar, Dublin 2.