THE CHAMPION, 17min, USA, Documentary
Directed by Patrick McGowan
A former Iraqi boxing champion, Estaifan Shilaita overcomes tremendous hardships as he builds a special bond with his family and taxi cab customers in Chicago.
Brett and Patrick have been passionate about telling this story for the past four years. Over that time, the Shilaitas have made them feel like family. They feel that viewers of the film will share a connection to Estaifan, Hannah, and their story.
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Film Type:Documentary, Short
Runtime:17 minutes 40 seconds
Completion Date:January 1, 2015
Production Budget:12,000 USD
Country of Origin:United States
Country of Filming:United States
Shooting Format:RED, C300, 5D