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.
Boxing for freedom, the fight outside the ring in Afghanistan
After living as refugees in Iran, two Afghan sisters, Sadaf and Shabnam Rahimi, decided to challenge the patriarchal tradition of their country and become outstanding female boxers.
For Sadaf, the older sister, success has come through her participation in the Olympics and dozens of championships around the world, where she has represented her country with honors. But keeping their chin high for his passion is not an easy task when the entire neighborhood and their own family question their profession.
Directed by the Spaniards Juan Antonio Moreno and Silvia Venegas, Boxing for freedom brings us closer to the experiences of these two sisters, who find in the film camera a reliable confidante of their deepest yearnings, fears and smiles.