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The Empress

Nicole Lucas Haimes
Nicole Lucas Haimes; Executive Producers: Lori Cheatle, Ted Haimes, Jordan Allen

THE EMPRESS, a feature documentary, is a deep dive into the raw, edgy world of women’s prizefighting, seen through the eyes of the rising star, Alicia Napoleon, a glamorous boxer on a campaign to become the super welterweight champion of the world.

An exploration of the taboo subject of female rage, THE EMPRESS follows Napoleon through a string of upcoming title fights over the course of 2018 as it explores how Napoleon’s anger has fueled her dreams: in the ring her 7-1 record, five by knockout speaks to how she savages her opponents, yet out of the ring she uplifts women through inspirational messages of empowerment and self-love.

Capturing Napoleon's long quest to overcome the cycle of abuse in her family, THE EMPRESS speaks to the issues and concerns of our day -- the complexities of female violence and the fight for gender equality.

Tax deductible donations can be made via credit card below or by check to the International Documentary Association with The Empress written in the subject line.

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