Between Rings & Kung Fu Grandma 18 August 2016 Promo 1:00 min
Between Rings | Salla Sorri & Jessie Chisi | Zambia | 2014 | 82 min
Esther Phiri has literally had to fight to carve out an independent life on her own terms. In her native Zambia, the seven-time world boxing champion became an icon. In Between Rings we understand why: she is a deeply charismatic woman with the courage of her convictions. And she can knock anybody out! Esther first renounced her education to support her family. But since then she has also renounced the expectations of marriage and family to invest in her meteoric career as a boxer.
Kung Fu Grandma | Jeong-One Park | Kenya | 2012 | 27min
In the Korogocho slum in Nairobi, Kenya, widespread rape cases of older women is rampant. Besides other prejudices, local young men, mostly under the influence of drugs and alcohol, are convinced that sex with an older woman cures AIDS. This documentary follows a group of older women who have decided to jointly prepare for violent attacks by taking self-defence training.
Audience Award, Best Short Documentary, Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival 2013