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  • A DOCUMENTARY OF HOPE THROUGH LAUGHTER A film which chronicles the journeys of a middle-aged man paying tribute to his mother, who is battling cancer.

  • A film which chronicles the journeys of a middle-aged man paying tribute to his mother, who is battling cancer. With a few friends by his side, a camera, and a vision, Piña will find himself having to dig deep and test his limits - physically, mentally and emotionally - as he embarks on a unique and different kind of journey.

  • A DOCUMENTARY OF HOPE THROUGH LAUGHTER A film which chronicles the journeys of a middle-aged man paying tribute to his mother, who is battling cancer. With a few friends by his side, a camera and a vision, Piña will find himself having to dig deep and test his limits - physically, mentally and emotionally - as he embarks on a unique and different kind of journey.


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  • A DOCUMENTARY OF HOPE THROUGH LAUGHTER A film which chronicles the journeys of a middle-aged man paying tribute to his mother, who is battling cancer. With a few friends by his side, a camera and a vision, Piña will find himself having to dig deep and test his limits - physically, mentally and emotionally - as he embarks on a unique and different kind of journey.

    Michael Pina going through his own life crises, had to face the reality, that his mother was fighting cancer and that he needed face his fears as his mothers were facing his. Her battle becomes his inspiration to tell a story of laughter as the ultimate best medicine when facing challenges in life. In this story Michael talks about his mother and trains to fight the Lucha libre in Mexico City as a way to make her laugh when he presents the story to her and his family as a surprise Christmas present.

    In the movie Mike never talks about his own crises until the end, and only in passing as a way to tell the audience, "It isn't the issue that makes you, it is how you get past them." The same lesson he learned from his mom who kept her cancer fight internal as to not worry her family. Mike also wants to emphasize that his journey was inspired by his mother who fight for privacy symbolizes the strong role model a mother has in Mexican family. Even a Mexican family raised in AMerica completely isolated from the Mexican culture just across the border. In one of his dialogues he states, "You can't take the culture out of a Mexican."

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