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'Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible' Review: For Native American women, it's a fight for survival


'Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible' charts the tragedy of these Native American women and the extreme violence, alcohol and drug abuse that snuffs their lives out of them.


Elsewhere, in a crowded and a busy gym, with sweat glistening off their arms and foreheads, young boys and girls can be seen in an intense boxing training session where they're sparring, punching the bag and exercising under the watchful eyes of Frank Kipp, a third-generation boxer who served as a probation officer in Montana for six years.


While reviewing this documentary, it was honestly hard to ignore Stan Bush's 'Fight to Survive' from 'Bloodsport' playing at the back of the mind.


There's also some light shed on Mamie Kennedy, a promising 14-year-old boxer who quits the club after getting involved with drugs and alcohol.


The end of the documentary comes with a silver lining as Mamie returns to train after a gap and that signals that these women are really looking for a change.


While an hour's duration would have been a lot better to go in-depth into Blackfoot Nation Boxing Club, the documentary still manages to pack in as much as it can using the Ashley disappearance as an example to get a movement underway.






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