For four years, the camera followed life at a boxing club located in a bomb shelter in a residential parking lot in Jerusalem. The club serves a mixture of people, weaving a tapestry of life in Jerusalem. The movie follows four of the young boxers and club manager Gershon Luxemburg as he pushes them to push themselves, and teaches the importance of always treating opponents with respect. Slowly, personal stories unfold, revealing the complexities of life that Gershon and his protégés have to confront. A story about growing up, loneliness and intimacy, heartache and hope, and above all, about finding help where it's least expected.


Jerusalem Boxing Club

Doc, 71 min, 2015

Written and Directed by: Helen Yanovsky
Produced by: Helen Yanovsky, Shalom Goodman, Nizan Ophir - Rail Road Films
Sponsored by: Rabinovich Film Fund - Cinema Project, Channel 8, Alex Bernstein Grant, The Aliza Shagrir Prize, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund
Language: Hebrew, Arabic and Russian with English subtitles

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Synopsis


For four years, the camera followed life at a boxing club located in a bomb shelter in a residential parking lot in Jerusalem. The club serves a mixture of people, weaving a tapestry of life in Jerusalem. The movie follows four of the young boxers and club manager Gershon Luxemburg as he pushes them to push themselves, and teaches the importance of always treating opponents with respect. Slowly, personal stories unfold, revealing the complexities of life that Gershon and his protégés have to confront. A story about growing up, loneliness and intimacy, heartache and hope, and above all, about finding help where it's least expected.


Festivals

  • Yekaterinburg Jewish Film Festival, Russia, 2016
  • XV Euganea International Film Festival, Italy, 2016
  • Estonia World Film Festival, Tartu, 2016
  • Other Israel Film Festival, NY, 2015

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Festivals

  • Yekaterinburg Jewish Film Festival, Russia, 2016
  • XV Euganea International Film Festival, Italy, 2016
  • Estonia World Film Festival, Tartu, 2016
  • Other Israel Film Festival, NY, 2015
  • Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2015

Educational

  • Arizona State University
  • University of Pennsylvania