Director: Lucilla Blankenberg Laddie Bosch | Producer: Laddie Bosch
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: South Africa
JAB is a gritty, uplifting coming-of-age drama set in the world of competitive boxing, experienced through the eyes of a young black woman from Langa. Bee Sondlo (19) lives with her mother, Gladys, and disabled older brother, Mandla (23). A low-key loner who tries to live her life honourably despite the financial hardships of life in an area riddled with crime, drugs and gangsterism, Bee’s private dedication to boxing is her only solace. When the threat of losing her home leaves her no other option but to fight for money, Bee surprises everyone with the skill and ferocity of her boxing talent. Her dramatic success sparks an unlikely journey towards the top in the dangerous world of professional fighting.
“This is not a story about boxing or winning it’s about the courage to fight – in life and in the ring.”