A FIGHTING CHANCE

25 mins (2007) – SBS/ Al Jazeera/ Australia Network


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Once a celebrity and Olympic champion in his homeland of Bosnia, 42 year old Nermin Sabanovic thinks he still has what it takes to fight
for a world boxing title. While he may have the support of the Boasnian community and his friends at the Aboriginal Sobriety Group
where he works, his wife and two daughters aren’t so sure. Nermin has been out of the ring for ten years, and his ageing body might
not be able to keep up to it.


Festivals + Awards

  • 2009 Portable Film Festival
  • WINNER Best Documentary 2008 South Australian Screen Awards
  • 2008 South by SouthWest Film Festival SXSW, USA
  • WINNER Silver Award 2007 Australian Cinematographers Society

Directed & Shot by Mark Andersson
Written by Mark Andersson & Katrina Lucas
Produced by Tom Zubrycki & Katrina Lucas

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