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FIGHTING TO FIGHT

The epic journey of an Iranian asylum seeker turned pro-Boxer.

 

From the streets of London to the top boxing arenas in the world.

A film by 

EMANUEL RUIVO

"RAZOR"ALI

In this short doc, we see Alireza Ghadiri's extraordinary transformation into 'Razor Ali'– one of the UK's most promising professional boxers.

 

From his unlikely escape from poverty and violence, in an Iranian ghetto, to overcoming homelessness in the streets of London.

 

Ali fights his own demons as he prepares for one of the most decisive fights of his career.

 
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CREDITS

DP & DIRECTOR

 

AC 1

AC 1

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

ASSISTANT EDITOR

EMANUEL RUIVO

 

VICTOR KOCHKAREV

SASHA CHITUN

ASHKHAN MOHAMMADI

LEONOR LOPES

"SOME PEOPLE STRUGGLE FOR A DAY AND ARE GOOD. OTHERS STRUGGLE FOR A YEAR AND ARE BETTER. 

THERE ARE OTHERS WHO STRUGGLE FOR MANY YEARS, AND THEY ARE BETTER STILL.

BUT THOSE WHO STRUGGLE ALL THEIR LIVES: THESE ARE THE INDISPENSABLE ONES"

Bertolt Brecht

LONDON

 

KINGSTONE GROVE

WEMBLEY

NORTH FINCHLEY

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