Preview Work-In-Progress Doc 'Woman On Hold' (On Esther Phiri - Zambian Boxing Champ)

News
by Tambay A. Obenson
July 8, 2013 2:55 PM
2 Comments
  • |

Check out this trailer for an upcoming feature documentary from co-directors Jessie Chisi and Salla Sorri, funded by the Finnish Film Foundation.

The film, currently in production, tells the intriguing story of Esther Phiri, a retired and undefeated boxing champion from Lusaka (Zambia), who holds numerous international boxing records/titles - impressive for someone who grew up in poverty, and with few prospects, in Lusaka, who gave birth to a daughter at just 15 years old, and who credits Laila Ali as an inspiration.

She eventually would become a household name herself, thanks to an illustrious boxing career, and would influence and inspire other young women.

Currently titled Woman On Hold, the film, a Durban Filmmart and Berlinale DocStation selection, is produced by Tahir AliyevAino HalonEnVictoria Thomas and the director, Jessie Chisi.

You can track its progress via its its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/womanonhold.

It's current trailer is embedded below (something to watch for in the next 12 months):

Woman on Hold - Trailer from The Video Factory on Vimeo.

News
  • |

More: Jessie Chisi, Salla Sorri

You might also like:
Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

2 Comments

  • Ester Phiri | July 31, 2013 7:15 AMReply

    Woman On Hold is a co-direction of two director, Sambian Jessie Chisi and Finnish Salla Sorri. Both of them have been doing this film now 4 years, since writing the script together.

  • LegenDeri | July 9, 2013 8:10 AMReply

    I'm interested in seeing this!

Follow Shadow and Act

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • Taraji P. Henson Drama 'From The Rough' ...
  • Interview: Marlon Wayans Talks Career, ...
  • Electro (Jamie Foxx) Faces Off Against ...
  • Watch Omar Sy In Action As Bishop In ...
  • Black Movie Trivia - Congrats to our ...
  • Interview: Chatting with RZA About Paul ...
  • Sidney Poitier Made Oscar History Today ...
  • Watch TV ONE’s Fascinating & Informative ...
  • Critically-Acclaimed Doc 'The Trials ...
  • The 1st Black "Mad Man" Addresses The ...