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The Boxing Girls of Kabul

The Boxing Girls of Kabul (Trailer)

| 1 min

In this feature documentary, a remarkable group of young Afghan women dream of representing their country as boxers at the 2012 Olympics, embarking on a journey of both personal and political transformation.

  • writer
    Ariel Nasr
  • director
    Ariel Nasr
  • editor
    Hannele Halm
  • producer
    Annette Clarke
  • cinematography
    Ariel Nasr
  • sound recordist
    Christopher Yapp
  • sound design
    Alex Salter
  • original music
    Julia Kent
  • assistant director
    Christopher Yapp
  • additional cinematography
    Katherine Brooks
    Leslie Knott
    Lucy Martens
    Rafaela Persson
    Christopher Yapp
  • production supervisor
    Candice Desormeaux
  • stills photography
    Katherine Brooks
    Rafaela Persson
  • translation
    Mirasadullah Hashemi
    Fawad Popalyar
    Safi Bopaye Saidjon
    Fusion Marketing
  • transcription
    Fawad Popalyar
  • post-production coordinator
    Steve Hallé
  • assistant editor
    Jason Lee
    Jason Levangie
  • title design
    Gaspard Gaudreau
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • online editor
    Denis Pilon
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • production coordinator
    Stephanie Coolen
    Vanessa Larsen
    Aimee Wall
  • marketing
    Kelly Fox
  • centre administrator
    John William Lutz
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din
    Kent Martin


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Ages 14 to 17

Study Guide - Guide 1

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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