Sepideh & Boxeadora
Netherlands, Iran, 2013, 87 minutes
Director: Berit Madsen
In conservative Iranian culture, unaccustomed to such girlish notions, Sepideh dreams to be an astronaut. This young woman is genuine, beguiling & bright. She's also a teenager with cultural & religious restrictions none of us experience. Without rebelling, she maneuvers accessible tools and pathways. This film is a character driven story full of accomplishment, music and spirit. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground.
Cuba has won more Olympic gold medals in boxing than any other country in the world. With more than 19,000 male boxers, female boxing is banned and nonexistent on the island. Boxeadora follows Namibia, a Cuban woman who has been training in secret as a boxer for five years, hoping the government would lift its ban. Now 38, she only has two years left of boxing eligibility. Journey with Namibia as she tries to leave the island to follow her only dream: to compete as a boxer.
Saturday, March 28, SCA Brent Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
SCA Brent Auditorium (View)
282 S High Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
|Dog Friendly: No|
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