Shadow Boxers (2000)

Shadow Boxers
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 12mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Lucia Rijker Actor Herself 1 1000001
Jill Matthews Actor Herself 1 1000002
Freddie Roach Actor n/a 1 1000003
Katya Bankowsky Director n/a 2 2000001
Katya Bankowsky Producer n/a 3 3000001
Katya Bankowsky Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Katya Bankowsky Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Anthony Hardwick Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Anthony Wolberg Cinematographer Cinematography 402 6000003
Katya Bankowsky Editor n/a 172 7000001
John Bucher Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Alexander Markowski Sound n/a 120816 14000002
A behind-the-scenes look at the emerging sport of women's professional boxing through the eyes of Lucia Rijker as she battles her way toward her first championship bout. Bankowsky participated in the 1995 Golden Gloves tournament--the first open to women--and, after she lost by a decision, promptly took a ringside seat from which she filmed the rest of the tournament and the first footage of this film. With as much introspection outside of the ring as strength, poise, and determination in it, Rijker's pursuit of the world championship reveals the world of boxing and it's intrinsic contradictions: the shocking brutality and graceful control; the personal sacrifice and the public reward; the knockout punch and the final embrace.