In Her Corner is an observational documentary that follows three young Muslim women from southwest Sydney as they navigate their connections to family, faith and community, whilst pursuing their dreams of professional boxing.
We follow Malakay, a sole parent of two young boys, who found her way into the ring after her youngest son’s cancer battle, Aida, a passionate youth worker and women’s boxing coach determined to challenge negative perceptions of Islam, and Tina, a make up artist by day and up-and-coming amateur.
We observe the complex push and pull between motherhood, ambition, femininity and toughness in modern Australian society. In Her Corner charts each woman’s triumph and defeat, their families, work, culture and faith. More than a sports
documentary, this film is an inspiring character story about the pursuit of dreams,
defying expectations and our ultimate need for belonging.