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Contenders

Directed by Divya Pathak

November 3 / India, UK / 2017 / Documentary, Sport / 13 mins / Hindi/Bengali with English subtitles / Colour / Canada Premiere

Precedes:
Program 3: Fighting Chance: Three Documentaries

Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
November 3, 2017 5:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Description

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.


Director's Bio

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.


Credits

Director ? Producer: Divya Pathak


Precedes

  1. Nov 3: Program 3 – Fighting Chance: Three Documentaries

    November 3 / 101 mins
    (Documentary Feature, Shorts) Everybody deserves a fighting chanceā€”to be seen, acknowledged, respected.

    Preceded by: Contenders, Im/Perfection

    Precedes: Finding KUKAN


Dates & Times

Precedes:
Program 3: Fighting Chance: Three Documentaries

Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
November 3, 2017 5:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets