Shadow Boxing

Shadow Boxing

Director: Talia Lumbroso

Project type: Short, Documentary

Lunging wildly, Fatia attacks. She stays close to her opponent in the ring, barely dodging punches, bleeding, continuing to strike. Fatia doesn’t express her pain. Especially the pain caused by her father’s death when she was just ten years old. Until Fatia's mother registers her for a tournament in Sétif, Algeria—where her father is buried—in an attempt to free her daughter from the past.