October 17

84 min.

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FREE thanks to the generous support of the Helis Foundation

Razia Shabnam is revolutionizing what it means to be feminine and Muslim in Kolkata, India. She teaches boxing to a group of teenage girls who experience fear, abuse, and the threat of rape on a daily basis. At home, she raises a son who constantly absorbs the lessons of a culture that promotes misogynistic values. But Razia, one of the country’s first female boxing coaches, does not only teach the women of her community to fight, but the men to respect them. Through training sessions with her students Ajmira, Taslima, and Parveen, this film carries us through the highs and lows of adolescence and inspires us to take what we want from life “by hook or by crook” as Razia says. -KM

FREE thanks to the generous support of the Helis Foundation

PRD: Farid Rezkallah, Alka Raghuram; DP: Raja Dey; ED: Giuliano Papacchioli

 

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