Boxing, Mental Illness and Community
I first met Zee Ahmed when we were both working together in a restaurant bar on the Lincoln high street. needless to say, being a barman was never his true calling. Any one who knows him can attest to the fact that he his a kind-hearted soul with bottomless generosity for the people around him. After a stint of misfortunes he decided to go back to his first love, and opened a boxing gym. I found his story and the work he was doing too important not to share. So as a novice of film-making new to medium of documentary, I decided to pay him a visit in Gainsborough to catch a once-in-a-millenium man and take stock of what he was doing. And most importantly, why.