Ajyal Film Festival 2019

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Boxing With Her (Banet El Boxe)

Arab Feature Competition

للترجمة العربية اضغط على

Latifa Robbana Doghri, Salem Trabelsi / Feature Documentary / Tunisia / 2011 / 52 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Arabic, English / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Women, Sports
International Premiere
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.


This revealing documentary explores the world of female boxing in Tunisia, a society where the body of a woman is considered a sacred place for procreation. Through interviews with women boxers, the film asks why a female body in the pugilistic arena is so confronting, even taboo, in Arab society.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

A graduate of Arts and French Literature from the University of Tunis and the University of Mons in Belgium, Latifa Robbana Doghri specialized in writing children’s stories before studying communication, image and multimedia. “Boxing With Her” is her first documentary.

Salem Trabelsi holds a degree in communication and language from the University of Mons in Belgium after obtaining a degree in French Literature. Former champion in boxing for amateurs and author of several short stories
and one novel, he presently works as a journalist with the daily newspaper La Presse. This is his first experience in documentary writing.


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