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Directed by Tom Haramis

2023 | 80 min | Australia | PG

From Hoop Dreams and The Last Dance through to Senna and Conor McGregor: Notorious, the sports documentary can be a truly transcendent experience, taking the audience into emotional and physical realms rarely traversed. Now you can add to the list director Tom Haramis’s utterly gripping screen portrait FIGHT TO LIVE, a tough, candid, no-holds-barred drill-down into the life of “Rowdy” Bec Rawlings.

Wild child, mother, domestic abuse survivor, UFC contender, bare-knuckle boxing champion… Bec Rawlings is many things, but above all, she’s a fighter. FIGHT TO LIVE is a gripping look at a young woman’s journey from victim to conqueror; from a troubled young kid in Launceston, to a terrified mother protecting herself and her children from an abuser, Bec has been through hell and come out comfortable in her own skin, living on her own terms, and dominating in one of the world’s toughest sports.

“Bec Rawlings’ story is a deeply moving and highly affecting one, and director Tom Haramis captures it with the intimacy, energy and passion it so richly deserves. Once you meet “Rowdy” Bec Rawlings, you’ll never forget her.” –– Dov Kornits | Inner West Film Fest co-director


  • Apr 21, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:10 PM
    Palace Norton St, 99 Norton St, Leichhardt NSW 2040, Australia
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