'Victoire Terminus' wins Grierson award

Documentary follows female boxers from Congo

LONDON -- Renaud Barret and Florent De La Tullaye's "Victoire Terminus, Kinshasa" has won this year's Grierson award, the annual nod dished out during the Times BFI London Film Festival for the best documentary scheduled to air during the two-week shindig.

The Grierson Award will be presented at the film's U.K. premiere on Oct. 26.

Set in the Congo, the documentary revolves around four outspoken female boxers who live in a Kinshasa ghetto.

"To manage to engage an audience in the lives of these women, in the politics of the Congo and in the complexities of Africa itself in the way in which they do is really an achievement," Grierson jury chair John Battsek said.
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