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The Empress

Nicole Lucas Haimes
Nicole Lucas Haimes, Producer; Lori Cheatle Executive Producer, Ted Haimes Executive Producer

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.

THE EMPRESS follows Napoleon through a string of upcoming title fights over the course of 2018 as it explores Napoleon’s uncompromising commitment to female power: 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.

A riveting and modern story of a charismatic firebrand crusading to achieve her dream, THE EMPRESS is also a study in contradictions, painting a portrait of a complex woman, who on a long quest to overcome the cycle of abuse and violence in her family, paradoxically finds her way out through a brutal, blood sport.

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