Salma The Boxer to broadcast on Al Jazeera's "This is Europe"


Salma Abdesselam is a boxer. At fourteen years old, this Belgian daughter of Moroccan immigrants wants to become a boxing champion. She was raised in a Brussels neighbourhood called Molenbeek. Molenbeek has been called “a seething den of Islamist terror” and “Jihadi central”. Salma and her friends at the Brussels Boxing Academy call it home.

Part of a major new series for Al Jazeera, "This Is Europe" will broadcast Salma's story on Tuesday 28th August. Directed by Leah Borromeo, the film paints a portrait of a community under scrutiny through the eyes of a young woman who just wants to box. 

See more about the film here

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