Discipline: Boxing
Company: JaJa Film Productions B.V.
Country: THE NETHERLANDS 2018, 52 min


The documentary film Fighting for Life gives a unique look inside the South-A frican prison Drakenstein Correctional Center and the impressive work of Dutch boxing coach Sharita van der Hulst in the rehabilitation program for prisoners that are serving heavy sentences. The film shows Sharita at work during a one week coaching course that she provides to selected prisoners who wantto become a boxing coach themselves. Learning all about the sport and becoming a boxing coach provides the prisoners with a new goal and with qualifications when they return into society after serving their sentences. Drakenstein Correctional Center, is the place where Nelson Mandela, himself a boxer, served his last 18 months of captivity before he was released in 1990.