Maceo Frost, Film Director / Julien Lauret, Executive Producer / Nick Cline, Executive Producer / Klaudia Gainza, Producer / Lionel Cabrera, Photohraphy Director / Samara Van der Valk, Project Manager / Angela Bac, Graphic Designer
Produced by Revolver Amsterdam. Watch the trailer here.
Film directed by Maceo Frost, launched at Sheffield Doc Fest, Fall 2018 and sponsored by adidas. Despite boasting more Olympic gold titles for boxing than any other country, Cuba falls behind the rest of the world in its attitude towards the place of women in the ring: to this day, there exists a nationwide ban on women’s competitive boxing.
The film captures the tireless battle of Namibia Flores Rodriguez, the only well-known female boxer in the Caribbean nation. Training at Havana’s Rafael Trejo arena in defiance of the ban, the athlete undertakes the same unrelenting regime as her male counterparts-running the same circuits, lifting the same truck tires, but without the hope that she might one day represent her country.