Two young women from some of the most forgotten places on earth, fight against all odds to become the next champion. The documentary traces the life of Alicia and Anita as they follow the footsteps of Kina Malpartida, the first Peruvian ever to win a World Title. Without any official support, they are driven by passion and perseverance to succeed in a totally male-dominated sport. Alicia, 23, divides her time between boxing and herding alpacas in a village at 16,000 feet, where most of her cattle, and many babies and old people in her community die every year from the frost. Her gym has no ring, no punching bag and no trainer. Anita, 15, lives in the toughest neighbourhood in the port of Lima. She combines high school studies, working with her mother in a street market with her intense training. She almost quit when her middle-aged trainer whom she trusted and admired tried to abuse her sexually. No obstacle is big enough to distract these women from their goal. The road ahead is tough but so is their resolve.
Director: Sonia Goldenber
Sonia Goldenberg is a Peruvian filmmaker, journalist and author. She has directed and produced several films on political, social and cultural issues which have been exhibited at prestigious festivals and received international awards. She is the author of “Reportaje al Perú anónimo”, “Decidamos el Futuro” and “Amor y Poder en el Umbral del Milenio”. She has an M.S. from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Goldenberg now directs Escuela de Cine de lo Real, a documentary film school in Lima.
Runtime:1 hour 2 minutes
Completion Date:August 18, 2015
Country of Filming:Peru