The Champion

201518 mins

From 1968 to 1976, Estaifan Shilaita reigns as the boxing champion of Iraq. Despite his success, Estaifan is barred from representing the Iraqi national team. After this defeat and seeing many of his family members affected by the newly emerging Ba'ath party, he risks everything to leave his home country.

He travels to Greece where he struggles to keep himself afloat as he watches his dreams of boxing slip away. Everything seems hopeless until he meets his wife Hannah who brings a joy into his life that has lasted almost 40 years. Now living in the United States, Estaifan's journey leads to a fulfillment in his life that reaches beyond the sport of boxing.