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Two Cubans. Two Cuban-Americans. One shot each.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Mike Cahill 
Brit Marling 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mike Cahill 
Brit Marling 
Nick Shumaker  story (as Nicholas Shumaker)

Produced by
Marco Ciocca .... associate producer
Armando Guerra .... associate producer
Charlie Johnstone .... executive producer
Jyll Johnstone .... executive producer
Nick Shumaker .... producer (as Nicholas Shumaker)
Herman Valerius .... executive producer
Original Music by
Craig Wedren 
Cinematography by
Mike Cahill 
Brit Marling 
Film Editing by
Mike Cahill 
Brit Marling 
Music Department
Lee Mars .... music scoring mixer
Other crew
Gene Cross .... voice: narration
Andrew Hurwitz .... producer's representative (as Andrew J. Hurwitz)
Meggan Lennon .... special thanks
Johnny Temple .... special thanks


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Also Known As:
"Boxeadores y bailarinas" - USA (Spanish title)
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USA:84 min
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Vibrant, beautiful film, 21 September 2009
Author: Stefan Gruenwedel ( from United States

This vibrant, beautiful film, directed by Brit Marling and Mike Cahill, profiles four Cuban athletes and dancers -- two in Miami and two in Havana -- who struggle to perfect their craft while weighing obligations to family, homeland, and themselves.

Unlike typical documentaries that feature a succession of talking heads, Boxers and Ballerinas chooses a visual approach more reminiscent of fictional dramas. There's inventive use of color palettes, sound, framing, and competent, multiple-camera editing.

(Film seen at the 48th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 2005.)

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