Docu­men­tary about a sports boarding school in Turkey where boys from poor rural villages dream of becoming wrestling cham­pions. Training and learning, friend­ship and compe­ti­tion in a new world far from home.
Docu­men­tary about the friend­ship, rivalry and struggle of six 12-year-old boys in a sports boarding school in the Turkish province of Amasya. The young teenagers are country-bred. Some have left home for the first time and must adapt to the new world of the school. They dream of becoming wrestling cham­pions, but also have to pass their school exam. Life in a Turkish micro­cosm, captured in an inti­mate, fly-on-the-wall style. A men’s world where the chil­dren take their first steps towards adult­hood and teachers play the father’s role.


Executive producer
Sound Design
Production company
Kaliber Film
Distributor NL
Cinema Delicatessen
Postproduction company

Title: Young Wrestlers
Year: 2016
Duration : 1 hour, 30 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2016


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