The Anglophone Crisis, also known as the Ambazonia War, or the Cameroonian Civil War, is a conflict in the Southern Cameroons region of Cameroon. In September 2017, separatists in the Anglophone territories of Northwest Region and Southwest Region (collectively known as Southern Cameroons) declared the independence of Ambazonia and began fighting against the Government of Cameroon. The Ambazonia Military Force (AMF) is one of the handful of Anglophone rebel groups fighting this guerrilla war. The Anglophone Crisis has already seen half a million people displaced since 2016 and it continues to this day.
Billy ‘Bang Bang’ Hawthorn is a walking dichotomy. He is a full-time carer for his disabled mother and devoted to his family. He is also a key player in the fast-growing world of bare-knuckle boxing. The Bare-Knuckle Carer takes the audience inside the brutal and exhilarating bare-knuckle boxing scene, charting Billy’s underdog rise from unheralded, overweight journeyman to World Champion. The story unfolds under the bright lights in village-halls and auditoriums in northern England, in Billy’s family home in Newcastle, and in his gym. We see an ordinary man balance his extraordinary responsibilities as a carer with his drive and determination to fulfil his potential as an athlete.