Africa in Motion Film Festival The Fighting Spirit CCA Mon 7 July 2014

Africa in Motion Film Festival
The Fighting Spirit


Mon 7 July 2014

7pm, FREE but ticketed, Cinema
Ages 15+
Book online / 0141 352 4900
George Amponsah / Ghana 2007 / 1h20m / Ga with English subtitles

It is not easy to leave Bukom. A poor village in Ghana, its main industry is fishing, with a paltry annual salary of $300. So its young people are fighting their way out – literally. Thanks to tenacious coaches who turn rough street fighters into money-churning professional boxers, the village has produced several world champions, including the legendary Azumah ‘Zoom Zoom’ Nelson, and is now looking for its next superstar of the ring.

22-year-old George Ashie is excited to box overseas for the first time, but has girlfriend troubles back home. Known as the first lady of boxing, Yarkor Annan is using the memory of her cheating ex-boyfriend to fuel her fire, but is struggling to win her first big fight. Having already achieved international success, Joshua Clotty is campaigning for the world welterweight title, with the help of ‘connected’ manager Vinnie Scolpino.

This is a spirited look at Ghana through the eyes of those fighting for their dreams.

Africa in Motion (AiM) is an annual African film festival taking place in Scotland. The festival is working in partnership with Creative Scotland and Glasgow 2014 to hold a touring programme of African sports films in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games. The films screened at the CCA comprise a sample of the entire programme that is set to take viewers on a journey through the African Commonwealth highlighting triumphs and key challenges through sports.

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