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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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