DW | 24.10.2021
Unfortunately, it is only available in German at the moment. It is about the court bailiff, the ex-world champion in debt and his asylum seeker boxing student Samy (Samira Tarzi), a young boxing talent with a refugee history from Afghanistan, played by Saron. The ex-world champion was unable to pay his rent. The boxing hall had its electricity cut off and was threatened with termination. He looks after the teenagers from youth welfare, especially Sammy (from 3:35 min), who lost her parents fleeing Afghanistan on the Mediterranean. He has not seen his own daughter and grandchild for a long time. The owner comes to kick him out. His students chase him away (from 24:40 min). The bailiff helps him pay his debts by selling his cups and medals. Sammy diligently prepares for her Grade 12 examination. But then a letter arrives from the immigration authorities (56:28 min) that her asylum application has been rejected. The only chance the bailiff sees is if she is accepted by the national team in boxing, then it is considered a special national interest and she can stay in Germany and even apply for German citizenship (1:09:37 h). So her coach organises a boxing match with the German champion. Sammy leads in the fight but loses (from 1:19:30 h). This means she has no chance. But things take a turn for the better, because she did well in the fight against the German champion, so she is accepted into the national boxing team. Because of the Corona Lockdown the shooting was difficult and a lot of footages had to be reduced to fit.
We think that motivates young Ethiopians and Ethiopia origins, and hope one day to be able to provide a little transfer of know-how for the Ethiopian film industry.
The film is available in the ARD Mediathek until April 2022.
Thank you very much for the numerous positive feedbacks. We are very pleased.
With best wishes,
Saron and Tsegaye DEGINEH