Cathy 'The Bitch' Brown

Cathy Brown is one of four professional women boxers in Britain. As she fights for the featherweight European title for the first time the film looks at what makes her fight – finding the ‘family’ she never had in the boxing fraternity in London.

"This was the first half hour film I made for television and having not long left film school I decided to film it in black and white - a homage to one of my favourite films, Raging Bull. I also thought it would help pare it down to the essential question: why does she fight? Being adopted was very central to her drive: wanting to find herself and a sense of belonging in London's boxing world.


Clio David: Producer/Director/Camera

Transmission Channel 4 2001
1 x 30mn documentary The Other Side


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