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They break traditions, strengthen their personalities, and learn to defend themselves from violence and oppression. In conservative Jordan, m


They break traditions, strengthen their personalities, and learn to defend themselves from violence and oppression.

In conservative , many women increasingly show their disgust for wearing the Islamic headscarf. This documentary accompanies 31-year-old , national featherweight champion. In his gym he trains alongside male boxers and with other women. There a new generation of confident young people is being forged. Although very few will go on to make a professional career in the ring, through this sport they will learn something for the rest of their lives.

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Reem al-Shammary also fights outside the ring. She was elected as a member of the city council, where she discusses with men who want to confine women to old roles. In a Palestinian refugee camp, he investigates the case of a girl, forced into marriage, and offers her help. In the desert, he encourages young Bedouin women to rebel against their parents’ orders and go back to school.

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Even in her own family, this young woman struggles with strongly held beliefs. At the same time, he finds time to train with the dream of qualifying for the Olympics. But she also goes through ups and downs that often make her doubt. Can you make your dreams come true?

Broadcast times:

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MON 18.10.2021 – 21:15 UTC
MA 19.10.2021 – 02:15 UTC
MA 19.10.2021 – 07:15 UTC
MA 19.10.2021 – 13:15 UTC
WED 10.20.2021 – 05:15 UTC
WED 10.20.2021 – 10:15 UTC
WED 20.10.2021 – 17:15 UTC
THU 21.10.2021 – 19:15 UTC

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