Just announced! Sunday, April 26th at 2:00 pm:
Join NBC-2 Anchor/Reporter Natasha Verma as she brings her film “Hardy” to the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival.
For the past two years, a film crew has followed the inspirational life of professional boxer Heather Hardy from Brooklyn, a woman who was raped and uses boxing as a way to fight back. She trains at the legendary Gleason’s Gym where Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali trained.
When we first meet Heather, she is homeless amid Hurricane Sandy raising her daughter as a single mother. She had nothing but two hands and an unbreakable will.
Against all odds, She gave herself a fighting chance.
Filmmakers chronicled her battle to raise her daughter while pursuing a difficult relationship with her demanding trainer, who is also her lover. She was filmed showing her blood, sweat and tears as she fought to prove her worth in a male-dominated industry and ultimately become a world champion.
The film has the potential to impact and move masses with its powerful message of gender equality, a concept that has repeatedly come up in the media, and for a good reason.
Heather is the ultimate female phenom to promote this message.