BAM BAM

BOXER.WOMAN.MUSLIM.

 

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Documentary

62 mins

2018

Jemma van Loenen

CTC

synopsis

Australian Flyweight champion, Bianca ‘Bam Bam’ Elmir aims to be the first Australian to win a World Amateur Boxing Championship. A Lebanese Muslim from suburban Australia, ‘Bam Bam’ smashes the stereotypes of her family, society and her sport, to prove she is the best in the world.

cast:

Bianca ‘Bam Bam’ Elmir

crew:

Phill Northwood, Melanie Killingsworth, Mehdi Vieville, William Sheridan, Stephen Ramplin, Anthony Rilocapro, Neil McGrath, Marcos Gil, Glenn Taylor, Jack McCulloch, Jeff Kirkland, Jason Lau

fan quotes:

“…an impressively deep exploration of one woman’s complex identity.”
-SWITCH

“…an absorbing story of an athlete dedicated to their sport, a portrait of an individual fighting for, and fighting against herself.”
-FILM INK

“An empowering film… an authentic following of an athlete trying to be her damned best..”
- THE DOCS FACTOR PODCAST

"Elmir is an example of what multicultural women can achieve, but beyond that she is an example of what hard work, self-belief and self-acceptance can achieve."
- SYN FM

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