Burqa Boxers

85 mins
8.8 / 10 (75)


In a culture where beauty, delicacy, refinement and submission are the prized traits to the ultimate feminine career fulfillment–marriage–three young Muslim women in Kolkata battle tradition by learning boxing. They are taught by Razia Shabnam, one of the first Indian women to become a boxing coach.

MUBI's take

Diving into the fears and triumphs of young Muslim female boxers in Kolkata, Burqa Boxers is a fascinating account of their fight for an identity beyond socially conditioned stereotype. It’s a sharp documentary, with pointed commentary on women’s rights of ownership when it comes to public spaces.

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