Fighting for Peace
FIGHTING FOR PEACE is about a boxing school in one of Rio’s most violent slums, which provides young people with an alternative to a life in the drug trade.
For a year EMMY and BAFTA-winning filmmakers Joost van der Valk and Mags Gavan follow Sugar (15) and Douglas (14) on their quest to become national boxing champions. Both boys are from Rio’s most violent slum and are literally fighting their way out.
72’ / DCP / colour
Original title: FIGHTING FOR PEACE
Dir.: Joost van der Valk & Mags Gavan
Prod: Red Rebel Films
Sc: Joost van der Valk
D.O.P.: Douglas Engle, Joost van der Valk
Completed: October 2015
Joost van der Valk & Mags Gavan:
a.o. MY FACE IS EATING ME ALIVE (2013, doc), SISTERS OF SOMALIA (2013, doc), BABY FOR SALE (2012, doc), WILDERS: EUROPE’S MOST DANGEROUS MAN? (2011, doc), RETURN TO AFRICA’S WITCH CHILDREN (2009, doc), CRIPS: STRAPPED ‘N STRONG (2009, doc).
Red Rebel Films
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