AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL NEW ZEALAND

JULY 18, 2024 TO JULY 28, 2024

Fight like a girl (Rwanda/Congo DR)

GENRE: Feature | Fiction
LENGTH: 118 Minutes
LOCATIONS: Rwanda/Congo DR/Congo
DIRECTOR: Matthew Leutwyler
LANGUAGES: Swahili/English/English Subtitles
RATING: M

Synopsis

This film is inspired by Congolese boxing legend Balezi “Kibomango” Bagunda’s all female boxing-team that he created as an antidote to the sexual violence and endemic poverty that too-many women in his country endure. A young Congolese woman forced to work in an illegal mineral mine escapes her captors and finds a new life for herself after joining a renowned all women boxing club in the border city of Goma. Nominated for 8 African Academy Awards and a SA Indie Fest Winner, this film is a powerful depiction of the depravity of war and enormous suffering on people. Fight like a girl is a film about determination, immense courage, bravery, and unbeatable spirit.

Ticket Info

auckland
Thu, 25 July
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8:00 pm

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