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Les boxeuses de Kaboul

Les boxeuses de Kaboul

| 52 min

Long métrage documentaire sur un groupe de jeunes Afghanes qui pratiquent la boxe. Au stade national, où jusqu’à récemment les Talibans exécutaient des femmes, elles perfectionnent leurs techniques de boxe sans bénéficier de la moindre installation. Loyales à leur pays, elles osent néanmoins défier les traditions. Ces courageuses athlètes risquent la persécution, et rêvent ouvertement de leur avenir et même d’une présence aux Jeux olympiques de 2012.

  • None
    Ariel Nasr
    Claude Dionne
  • direction
    Ariel Nasr
  • editing
    Hannele Halm
  • producer
    Annette Clarke
  • recording
    Christopher Yapp
  • sound design
    Alex Salter
  • original music
    Julia Kent
  • assistant to the director
    Christopher Yapp
  • additional photography
    Katherine Brooks
    Leslie Knott
    Lucy Martens
    Rafaela Persson
    Christopher Yapp
  • production supervision
    Candice Desormeaux
  • location photographer
    Katherine Brooks
    Rafaela Persson
  • translation
    Mirasadullah Hashemi
    Fawad Popalyar
    Safi Bopaye Saidjon
    Fusion Marketing
  • transcripts
    Fawad Popalyar
  • subtitles
    Claude Dionne
  • post-production coordination
    Steve Hallé
  • editing assistant
    Jason Lee
    Jason Levangie
  • title design
    Gaspard Gaudreau
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • sound mixer
    Serge Boivin
  • production coordination
    Stephanie Coolen
    Vanessa Larsen
    Aimee Wall
  • marketing
    Kelly Fox
  • administration
    John William Lutz
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din
    Kent Martin



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Ages 14 to 17

Family Studies/Home Economics - Feminism
Health/Personal Development - Bullying & Discrimination
History and Citizenship Education - Issues in Society Today

Screen the film in the context of discussion about the relationship between sports, women’s rights and gender issues. Have students research the history of women’s rights in Canada, examine how women’s roles have changed and discuss present gender-based inequities. Consider inviting women who work in non-traditional careers (for example, athletes, military personnel or firefighters) to visit the class to discuss the challenges they face and the obstacles they have overcome.

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