BETWEEN RINGS

By Salla SORRI, Jessie CHISI

POLKADOT FACTORY LTD - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2014

After trading her marriage for a boxing career,7 time world welterweight champion, Esther is torn between her family obligations & cultural expectations.

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helsinki international film festival 2014
cph:dox 2014
Goteborg IFF 2015
Thessaloniki IFF 2015
tampere 2015
FIPA 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FINLAND, ZAMBIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Salla SORRI, Jessie CHISI
    • Producer(s)
    • Tahir ALIYEV (Helmi Films), Victoria THOMAS (The Polkadot Factory), Jessie CHISI (Outline 35), Salla SORRI, Aino HALONEN
    • Synopsis
    • Whilst most young women in her home town of Zambia were busy
      planning weddings, Esther Phiri had other ideas - To stay single, be a professional boxer and complete the high school education that she abandoned, when her family fell on hard times.

      Her quick and meteoric rise to undefeated world champion took not only the boxing world by surprise but sent emotions fever pitch.

      But whilst the global press rushed to portray the image of the strong and confident woman tagged 'Zambia's Million Dollar Baby', in private, Esther slowly crumbled under the weight of her success.

      Adulation and celebrity had increased on one hand but so had criticism, envy and expectations from her family and fans.

      In the pursuit of independence from a husband, her global success had made her a symbol of hope and empowerment and a provider for her family and friends whose demands
      increased as Esther's fortune grew.
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