Thai Boxing: A Fighting Chance
Thai Boxing: A Fighting Chance is a 2002 documentary by independent producer Susanne Cornwall Carvin. The hour-long film, narrated by British actor Jason Statham, follows the lives of three boxers as they prepare to compete in muay thai, also known as Thai boxing. One character, Sam Sheridan, is a 27-year old Harvard University graduate who has traveled to Thailand to learn the art of muay thai from Apidej Sit-Harun, a retired boxing champion. The second primary character, Gong-Prai Sorjintana, is a 13-year-old boy from the town of Ayutthaya; his mother runs a boxing camp for troubled teenagers and he's fighting to raise money for university. The third character, Boon-Term Kitmuti, is a 29-year-old mother of two children who wanted to box when she was younger, before muay thai was legal for women. Now that there is an active muay thai league for women, she has decided to travel to Bangkok and learn the sport, despite the disapproval of her husband.