Jerusalem Boxing Club

Jerusalem Boxing Club
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Jerusalem Boxing Club (2015)

Country: Israel

Duration: 71 min

Genre: Documentary

Director: Helen Yanovsky

Screenplay: Helen Yanovsky

Producers: Helen Yanovsky, Shalom Goodman, Nitzan Ofir

Operators: Helen Yanovsky

Composer: Iosif Bardanashvili

Editor: Erez Laufer

Nomination: Competition, Context

Age limitations: 16+

Plot

"Nobody comes to box without a reason", claims boxing club founder Gershon Luxemburg. The Jerusalem Boxing Club operates out of a bomb shelter in a southern neighborhood of Jerusalem, with hundreds of teens coming to the club over the years. In this relevant documentary, we follow four teens from diverse, and often troubled backgrounds. Gershon teaches them self-confidence, wisdom and how to treat opponents with respect, even in the heat of a fight. Boxing affords them a glimmer of hope and a sense of accomplishment. Gershon trains these youth, and opens up hearts.

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