BOXING FOR FREEDOM

By Juan Antonio MORENO AMADOR, Silvia VENEGAS VENEGAS

MAKING DOC PRODUCCIONES S.L. - as PROD

First film - Completed 2015

The young 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. Her struggle will turn her into an example for many Afghan young women.

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& Awards

Guadalajara FICG 2015
Documental Iberoamericano
Festival Internacional y Foro de Derechos Humanos de Ginebra. FIFDH. Switzerland. 2015
Festival Silk Road. Ireland. 2015
Festival de Málaga Cine Español. Spain. 2015
Silver Biznaga Affirming women’s rights Section.
Festival Internacional de Documentales de Madrid.. Documentamadrid. Spain. 2015
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona Spain. 2015
Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos de Buenos Aires. Argentina. 2015
Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival. Myanmar. 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • FARSI
    • Duration
    • 74 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Juan Antonio MORENO AMADOR, Silvia VENEGAS VENEGAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Juan Antonio MORENO AMADOR, Silvia VENEGAS VENEGAS
    • Producer(s)
    • Silvia VENEGAS (MAKING DOC PRODUCCIONES S.L.)
    • Synopsis
    • 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.


      “Boxing for Freedom” is about women's empowerment and so the directors gave to Sadaf a camera to film part of her story. The documentary brings together the voices of the most progressive Afghan women in a turning point for Afghanistan because the rights of women are retreating. The documentary was filmed on location in Kabul (Afghanistan) during 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
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