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Boxers and Ballerinas (2004)

 |  Documentary  |  March 2005 (USA)
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Shot in three countries over a two year period, Boxers and Ballerinas explores the US-Cuba conflict through the eyes of four youths--a boxer and a ballerina in Havana and Santiago de Cuba and a boxer and a ballerina exiled in Miami.

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Boxers and Ballerinas is about four young people forever united by their cultural heritage, and forever divided by 90 miles of water and over 40 years of political conflict. The documentary traces the lives of a boxer and a ballerina in Miami, Florida, and a boxer and a ballerina in Havana, Cuba: their triumphs and failures, their power and powerlessness, and the singular intensity and violence of being young. Boxers and Ballerinas cuts through the romantic mystery of Cuba, the neon stereotype of Miami, and the political noise of US-Cuba relations to the sweat, sex, grace and aggression of winning the fight, nailing the pirouette, and chasing the dream until the body gives in. It is a film about young people by young people. Characters Yordenis Ugas: 17, 2003 World champion Junior Boxer 57kg, Cuba Yordenis fought his way out of the heavily impoverished, predominantly black district of Santiago de Cuba to earn a spot in Cuba's elite athletics school in Havana. The top boxer of their ... Written by Rolling Shin

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Amazing documentary
7 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved Boxers & Ballerinas. This documentary succeeded on every level. It was exciting, interesting, and told a story steeped in political overtones without taking sides. I found myself watching people congregate in the streets of Cuba and wishing I was there. Then, seeing the struggle of second-generation Cuban exiles in Miami had me sitting up contemplating what I can do to help. While the subjects of this film are captivating, they are not extraordinary. As they share their dreams and fears, you will come to know them as very real and very normal people who have been born into almost surreal circumstances. This was a powerful display of the human condition.

Brilliant.


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