Fighting for Peace

Netherlands, 2015, documentary, 72 min, dir: Joost van der Valk & Mags Gavan

Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 7:00PM | Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
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Two of the most successful participants in Luta Pela Paz, an NGO and boxing school based in one of Rio’s most violent and poorest favelas, are on a quest to become national champions. Douglas has lost a sister to addiction, while Sugar is the sole provider for his mother and seven siblings. Boxing may be their only way out. 

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Outside the Ring

Canada, 2013, documentary, 28 min, dir: Joanne Green, Steve Lindsay

A group of women and trans survivors of violence in Toronto are part of a unique violence recovery program that integrates boxing into their healing.

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Moderated by Cathy van Ingen, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University

Post-film discussion guest speakers: Joanne Green, director Outside the Ring and Dr. Jamie Mandigo, Professor of Kinesiology and Vice-Provost, Enrolment Management & International, Brock University, who ran a boxing program in Guatemala.


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