Battantes

Documentary
French

Region: Western

Year of Production: 2017

Duration: 52 minutes

Émilie, Stéphanie, Jane, and Léa practice Karate, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Tae Kwon Do, respectively. Their stories are different, they come from different backgrounds, work in different professions, and yet they all chose to get into combat sports. And for them, it’s a lot more than just a sport, it’s a real passion. They go to their club and practice several times a week with total dedication to a martial art that demands tremendous physical commitment and discipline. For 6 months, we follow the 4 of them to try and understand why they chose to practice a combat sport and how it fits into their lifestyles as women.  

PRODUCTION COMPANY: 1096897 BC Ltd

Coproduction Partner(s): Gone West Productions

Cast/Participants: Emilie Lapprend, Jane Lee, Stéphanie Palisse, Léa Wipf