Gloves Off (N. Natour/U. Okpalaoka) USA

Gloves Off
Nadine Natour / Ugonna Okpalaoka
USA. 2020. 15 min

Gloves Off follows the story of a young police officer who suits up and protects her community by day, then laces up and defends her undefeated boxing champion title by night. As she carves her own path in two male-dominated arenas, the film follows the people she fights for most: the residents on her patrol, her Florida hometown, and young boxers just like her.


Nadine Natour was the associate producer of “RBG,” the Oscar-nominated, Emmy-award winning Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures. Nadine shot, field produced and edited the feature-length documentary “American Veteran”, and she co-edited “The Sturgeon Queens”. She is a 2009 graduate of the University of Virginia, a 2012 graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, and a 2012 – 2013 News Associate at NBC


Ugonna Okpalaoka is an Emmy-nominated television producer. She has directed, field produced, and written interviews and feature stories around the world for nearly a decade. Ugonna was recently awarded the Best Overall Feature of 2019 by the New York Association of Black Journalists. She is a graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps Journalism School.