Contribute Now
America ReFramed: Fight Like a Girl | Topics | WMHT

America ReFramed: Fight Like a Girl

Posted by WMHT Web Editor

Watch March 11, 2014 at 8pm on WMHT WORLD

Told from a first person perspective, Fight Like A Girl is about women overcoming their demons through boxing, while telling a larger story about abuse, trauma, mental illness and healing. In a gritty, first-person narrative that was shot over a period of five years, filmmaker Jill Morley delves inside the little-known world of female boxers to meet the women who are passionate about fighting hard. She gets pulled in to this culture as she trains for the New York Golden Gloves. From world champions to amateurs training for local tournaments, Jill discovers they all have a lot in common. Throughout the film, how she and the other women she trains with arrive at boxing is revealed. The real emotional history, and traumas bubble up fleshing out a compelling story about women overcoming adversity in what many consider a violent sport. The program includes a conversation with Host Natasha Del Toro and special guests about issues raised in the film.

Check for additional airdates here.

Independent Lens Blog

Brakeless Wins Peabody Award

Brakeless Wins Peabody Award

The Independent Lens film Brakeless, which aired this season, was just given the great honor of winning a Peabody...

Margaret Brown Returns to the Gulf for The Great Invisible

Margaret Brown Returns to the Gulf for The Great Invisible

A native of Mobile, Alabama, filmmaker Margaret Brown received the 2010 Peabody Award for her second documentary...

NPR People & Places