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Too Beautiful - Our Right to Fight
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Maceo Frost

IMAGE

Lionel Cabrera

SON

Jorge Olivares Rivas

MONTAGE

Andreas Arvidsson

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Ted Krotkiewski

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Revolver Amsterdam

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Cargo Film & Releasing

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  • Pays-Bas, Cuba | 2018 | 75 minutes
  • Un film de Maceo Frost

Le réalisateur Maceo Frost, nous emmène dans les rues de Cuba à la rencontre de Namibia qui débute la boxe pour échapper aux abus sexuels qu’elle subit et d’être capable de défendre son frère, mais se découvre trsè vite une passion et un talent exceptionnel pour ce sport. Son rêve est de devenir championne des jeux Olympique, mais à Cuba, les femmes ne sont pas autorisées à monter sur le ring. À 39 ans, à un an de la limite d'âge officielle, Namibia est plus déterminée que jamais et se bat pour sa dernière chance.

Cuba, a nation that boasts more Olympic gold medals for boxing than any other country, has a long-standing ban on females participating in the sport. Stemming from the late wife of Raul Castro, Vilma Espin, the ban
has proved to be unsuccessful in preventing women from training. Espin, who feared that Cuban women would risk ruining their beauty by participating in such activities by causing damage to their features, has only
inspired generations of female fighters and rule breakers. This documentary follows one such woman, who has dedicated her life to a seemingly unattainable victory.
Namibia, a loyal Cuban native, has spent most her life dreaming of winning an Olympic gold. Now, at age 39, she has reached the limit of being able to participate in the Olympics. While she has been encouraged by her
peers to leave Cuba and fight under another nation’s flag, Namibia has stayed true to her heritage and kept an admirable hope despite fighting continuously against all odds.
In this film, Namibia shows us the humble life she’s created, all, in order to chase her Olympic dream, should the Cuban Boxing Federation approve the long-awaited policy change. When she isn’t working, Namibia spends much of her time training at the historical Havana gym, El Trejo, a cradle of Cuban boxing champions. Due to the regulations, Namibia trains primarily with men, some of them professional boxers and Olympic medalists, as the fast-approaching deadline seems to be ignored by the entities that could lift the ban.

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