Banet El Boxe

Latifa Doghri & Salem Trabelsi
Tunisia | 2011 | 52 min
Language : Arabic
Subtitle : English

A portrait of young Tunisian women who share a love of boxing: Houda goes straight from her factory job to a training session, Wided cooks mutton with her family before a fight, and Amel, a hijab-wearing boxer, trains a class before going home to knead bread. For these beautiful, intelligent and strong women, emancipation truly packs a punch.

Seven young Tunisian women share a love of boxing. The camera follows Houda, who goes straight from her factory job to a training session at the gym; Wided, who cooks mutton with the women of her family before a fight; and Amel, a hijab-wearing boxer, who trains a mixed class before going home to knead bread. We discover modern, beautiful, intelligent and strong women. They impress us with their mental strength and ironclad willingness to practise their passion, without allowing themselves to be discouraged by a society that would sometimes prefer to see them confined to a more traditional role. Open and sincere, they confide in each other and reveal that boxing is also a tool of self-affirmation that helps them cope with everyday life. They also speak of religion, love and the desire to start a family, without this seeming to come into conflict with their sporting activities: the emancipation of these Tunisian women truly packs a punch.

Jasmin Basic

Production
Latifa DoghriSalem Trabelsi
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