Contenders

Thursday, September 14, 2017
2:00 pm
The Screening Room, Newburyport
Q&A after the film
13 min
Divya Pathak
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Synopsis

Contenders follows three Indian girls, two Muslim and one Hindu, who navigate social and financial pressure as they train to become competitive boxers. For these girls, success in boxing could be the key to jobs that could provide for their families.

 
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The Firehouse Center for the Arts

The Firehouse Center for the Arts is adjacent to Newburyport's scenic waterfront park. The Firehouse Center is a hallmark for local culture and arts. Programming is broad-based, and includes dance, music, theater, and art.

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Newburyport Screening Room

The Screening Room is Newburyport’s gem of a cinema. This 99-seat theater has been running reels nightly since 1982. The Screening Room is one of the only places on the North Shore that shows independent and foreign films.

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Newburyport Public Library

The Newburyport Public Library occupies a historic federal mansion in downtown Newburyport. The Tracy Mansion has an impressive history of early guests including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams.

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