The Good Fight
THE GOOD FIGHT [R: 15]
DIRECTOR: Ben Holman
RUNTIME: 16 m GENRE: Documentary
BLOCK K: REAL LIFE DOCUMENTARIES
TRAILER Alan Duarte has lost nine close family members to gun violence in his favela community in Rio de Janeiro.
Now, through his boxing project, he’s fighting to build a better future for his son and his community. Q&A with director Ben Holman after the screening.
SCREENING: Saturday 25.08.18, 12-1.30 PM
Ben Holman started out in London as an advertising Art Director, before packing a camera on his back, starting Beija Films and setting out to film the world. He now divides his time between Brazil and London, directing everything from commercials to feature docs. Films include “Walk it Home”, about a blues band from Beirut and their pilgimage to Mississippi, and “Rumba: La Clave”, an exploration of the roots of Cuban music. He recently won “Best Short Doc” at Tribeca film Festival 2017 for his film “The Good Fight” about a boxing project in a favela in Rio de Janeiro.