Sat, 03/23/2013 - 1:00pm
This film follows a group of young Afghan women who strive to become world-class boxers.
A courageous group of young Afghan women risk persecution to become world-class boxers, training without even the most basic of facilities. Inspired by their coach who was once an Olympic contender, the girls dream about winning medals for their country and a shot at the 2012 Olympics. Boxing Girls in Kabul, screening at the Little Theatre on Satuday, March 23 at 1 p.m., shadows them closely over the course of a year, following three young contenders to their first competition. But when Afghan TV covers a medal won by one of the girls, and the news reports women being stoned in other parts of the country, their lives and their families are threatened. How can they fight with this fear in their bodies? A powerful story of courage and resistance by girls who punch far above their weight. This film presentation is co-sponsored by The Rochester Chapter of the National Organization for Women is part of Women & Power: Women's History Film Series.
The Little Theatre, WXXI, and The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies present ten films in honor of Women’s History Month. The Women & Power: Women’s History Film Series is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.