Fighter

Fighter

About

Ten minutes before a boxing match, a teenage boxer fights for his right to get in the ring.  

Our story unfolds backstage in the immediate moments leading up to the fight. Fighter has Down’s Syndrome and finds himself torn between his over-bearing trainer, a sister who hates seeing him get hurt and a boxing committee unsure whether to sanction him to fight at all.

Both an exploration of amateur boxing and freedom of choice, Fighter is a tense, visceral human drama about one man’s fight to follow his dreams.