Fought (the film), 2012

HD video, approx 28 mins

Fought (The film) is a documentary film based on the making of Fought. The film features interviews with the boxers, the two founders of the boxing federation (BWB), and members of the audience. The film is shot on HD using several cameras that combine static shots and roaming footage to capture the pace of the exhibition fight; this action is interspersed with interviews in which individuals reflect on their personal experience of the event. They reflect on issues including showmanship, pageantry, fraternity, violence, gender roles and philosophies. As the film progresses we learn that the boxing federation is run by firefighters – “nice guys”, adding a further complex ethical position for viewers of the film.

Film made in collaboration with film maker Renee Vaughan Sutherland and BWB Boxing.