Directed by Divya Pathak
Contenders follows three adolescent girls, two Muslim and one Hindu, who navigate social and financial pressure as they train to become national and international level boxers. For these girls, this traditionally male sport serves as a source of personal identity as well as a path to jobs that could provide for their families.
Divya Pathak is a filmmaker based in London. Prior to becoming an independent filmmaker, Divya worked at media companies such as J. Walter Thompson, YouTube, and the Tribeca Film Festival. Her first film, Code Therapy, a documentary about mental health and
technology, screened at festivals in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, and India. The film won Best Documentary at the 2016 Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival.
Director ? Producer: Divya Pathak
November 3 / 101 mins(Documentary Feature, Shorts) Everybody deserves a fighting chance—to be seen, acknowledged, respected.
Precedes: Finding KUKAN