Nouhaila – I’m a Boxer!

Nouhaila – Ich boxe!

Nouhaila – I’m a Boxer!

Bettina Braun

Film Education

Nouhaila is 11 years old and lives in Cologne. She’s a Muslim and wears a hijab. Her sport is kick-boxing. The film follows Nouhaila as she prepares for a tournament and accompanies her in the boxing ring during the actual contest. In between training sessions, she takes us to her world: she shows us her home and family, her friend and her mosque.

Director / Script

Bettina Braun

Cinematography / Sound

Beate Scherer


Gesa Marten


B’Braun, im Auftrag von ZDF tivi


Bettina Braun


Bettina Braun

Bettina Braun, born 1969 in Hamburg, studied art and graphic design in England between 1988 and 1993. She completed a post-graduate degree at the Cologne Academy of Media Art from 1995 to 1997. She worked as a free-lance director and designer (for the BBC and WDR television, among others) while still studying. In 2013, she received the Grimme Award for her documentary trilogy Was lebst Du?Was du willstWo stehst Du?

Films by Bettina Braun
Wo stehst Du? 2011 | Nick & Tim 2009 | Was Du willst 2008 | Was lebst Du? 2004 | Durchgangsstation 2001 | Frauen sind im Wesen anders 1999 | Sprech eens aanständich 1997 | Bodies & Borders 1996