Fighting for life

Fighting for life

Ian Greyvensteyn, Jamillah van der Hulst
A unique look inside the South African prison Drakenstein Correctional Center and the impressive work of Dutch boxing coach Sharita van der Hulst in the rehabilitation program for prisoners that are serving heavy sentences.

Ian Greyvensteyn

South Africa Director Ian Greyvensteyn born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, is a film and commercials director and DOP. He has a background in marketing and fashion which led to a change of industry in 2013 to pursue his passion of storytelling. His favorite type of storytelling ranges from emotive to comedic. He currently subsides in Cape Town, South Africa, and runs a film and post production company. Fighting for Life (long documentary film 2017) – director

Jamillah van der Hulst

The Netherlands Director and producer Founds JaJa Film Productions in 2012 after a career in communications working for international NGOs. As a producer of feature and documentary films Jamillah rapidly develops an interest in directing films. She directs some well received 1-minute films and the documentary series Women with a Mission, which is broadcasted by TLC. In 2018 Jamillah delivers her first long documentary film, Fighting for Life, as a director. Her directorial debut is awarded the Peace and Sport Documentary Prize at the prestigious SPORTEL Awards in Monaco and the Guirlande d’Honneur at the Sport Movies & TV – Milano International FICTS Fest. As a director and a producer, Jamillah is driven by bringing inspirational and eye opening stories to the audience. Her stories are about people who try to get the best out of themselves or who try to be meaningful to others and about environmental issues that are crucial for the future of mankind. Her films will touch you, give you something to think about or get you in motion.

– SPORTEL Awards 2018 – Peace and Sport Documentary Prize
– Sport Movies & TV 36th Milano International FICTS Film Festival 2018 – Guirlande d’Honneur Sport & Society category

  • Original title Fighting for Life
  • Director Ian Greyvensteyn, Jamillah van der Hulst
  • Duration 70´ and 52´
  • Production year 2018
  • Theme Sports, Women
  • Aspect 16:9
  • Format DCP
  • Category Feature Film
  • Subcategory Documentary
  • Nationality Netherlands
  • Producer JaJa Film Productions
  • Dialogue language English
  • Subtitle language English, Italian
  • Intérpretes Sharita van der Hulst