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Title Shadow boxers / Swerve Films presents ; a film by Katya Bankowsky ; written, produced & directed by Katya Bankowsky.

Published [United States] : Swerve Films ; Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2002]


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Physical description 1 videodisc (72 minutes) : sound, colour with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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Credits Music written and performed by Zoël ; cinematography by Anthony Hardwick and Tony Wolberg ; edited by Katya Bankowsky.
Notes Originally produced as a documentary in 1999.
Contents Women in boxing -- Hitting and getting hit -- Knockouts -- Hard work -- Going pro -- Reno, Nevada -- Rotterdam, Holland -- WIBF European Title fight -- Corpus Christi, Texas -- Training camp -- Mashantucket, Connecticut -- WIBF World Title fight.
Notes Special features: Behind the scenes with director Katya Bankowsky (3 min.).
Performers Lucia Rijker, Jill Matthews, Michael Bentt.
Audience MPAA Rating: Not rated.
Summary This upbeat documentary portrait of women's boxing features Lucia Rijker, a Dutch prizefighter and the closest thing to its superstar. The training process is isolating, and a professional career short-lived, but it is also profoundly self-empowering, a sport in which winning can be so heady that it has addictive potential. The importance of attitude--of maintaining a feeling of emotional and physical self-mastery under extreme stress--is, for women, as crucial to winning as physical strength and agility, and perhaps the most enticing reward.
System notes DVD, NTSC, region 1, Dolby Digital stereo, theatrical presentation aspect ratio 1.66:1.
Other author Bankowsky, Katya, author of screenplay, producer, director.
Rijker, Lucia, 1967-
Matthews, Jill.
Bentt, Michael, 1965-
Swerve Films.
Image Entertainment (Firm)
Subject Rijker, Lucia, 1967-
Boxing for women.
Women boxers -- Biography.
Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films -- United States.
Standard Number 014381549126
Publisher Number ID5491ZWDVD Image Entertainment