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Boxers

Directed by Joanna Kohler
Seven women. One Team.
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Rachel's Fight: Scene from BOXERS

Overview

Genre
Docu-Drama, Sports, Social Issues, Adventure, and Contemporary Issues
Synopsis

An all-female amateur boxing team are putting in their mouth guards
and changing the face of boxing. As they train to compete in the world's
largest international boxing tournament, they find friendship and teamwork,
but also have to face issues of violence, fear, and competition.

At a time when women are told not to fight, these boxers step into the
ring ready to face more than just some crosses and uppercuts -- they
must also confront questions of inner strength, personal drive, and
societal prejudice.

Training six days a week is a team that includes a schoolteacher, a
social worker, and a special education assistant, all focused on going
to a tournament where women are scarce, and the chance of success
isn't a given. One boxer's family emergency, and another boxer's
recognition of the sport's physical dangers, threaten to break the team's
cohesion, and force them to take a deeper look at pain, power, and risk.

Stage
finished
Running time
82 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Kohler Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
3
Locations
Minneapolis, Chicago, Brooklyn and Kansas City MO

Distribution Details

Release year
2008
Festivals
Cleveland Intermational Film Festival, Women with Vision, Female Eye
Distribution
Kohler Productions
Language
English
Subtitles
English

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