Sadaf Rahimi is the best female boxer in Afghanistan, but she must deal with her country’s traditions, fear and her own fate in order to be a free woman. Sadaf and her sister Shabnam joined the newly created women’s boxing team at the age of 13, when they returned to their country after being refugees in Iran. Her boxing and academic achievements will turn Sadaf into an example for many Afghan young women, but her path will not be without threats and difficulties.

Sunday, 13 th december 18.00 h

Spain, 2015

Directed, produced and written by:

Juan Antonio Moreno

Silvia Venegas

52 minutes


Doc & Film International

Agencia Freak.

Production company:

Making DOC

Cinematography by: 

Alberto González

Edited by: 

Nacho Ruiz Capillas


Persian and English

Subtitles: English, Spanish and French


boxing-venegas-moreno-540x405Silvia Venegas and Juan Antonio Moreno, both graduates in Journalism from the UC3M. They founded in 2010 Making DOC producer and his works have been selected and awarded in national and international festivals.




  • Selected for European Film Awards (EFA) for European Documentary 2015 . European Film Academy.
  • Biznaga de Plata. Affirming women’s rights Section. Festival de Málaga Cine Español. España.
  • The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Film Festival.Japan.
  • Festival Alcine. Spain.
  • Festival Internacional de Documental Miradasdoc. Spain.
  • Muestra de Cine Europeo de Segovia. Spain.
  • Muestra de Cine realizado por mujeres de Zaragoza.. Spain.
  • Muestra de Cinebaix. Spain.
  • Women Make Waves Film Festival .Taiwan (China).
  • Festival Cine Invisible. Spain.
  • China Women’s Film Festival) China.
  • Festival de cine español de Toulouse (CINESPAÑA) France.
  • Rizoma Film Festival. Spain.
  • Human Rights Human Dignity International
  • Film Festival. Myanmar.
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos
  • Humanos de Buenos Aires. Argentina.
  • Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona Spain.
  • International Madrid Documentary Festival.
  • Documentamadrid. Spain.
  • Festival de Málaga Cine Español. Spain.
  • International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva. FIFDH. Switzerland.
  • Silk Road Film Festival. Ireland.
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