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TOO BEAUTIFUL: OUR RIGHT TO FIGHT

by Maceo Frost

synopsis

Despite boasting more Olympic gold titles for boxing than any other country, Cuba falls behind the rest of the world in its attitude to 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 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.

international title: Too Beautiful: Our Right to Fight
original title: Too Beautiful: Our Right to Fight
working title: Namibia: The Cuban Female Boxing Revolution
country: Netherlands, Cuba
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Maceo Frost
film run: 75'
cinematography by: Lionel Cabrera
film editing: Andreas Arvidsson
music: Ted Krotkiewski
producer: Klaudia Gainza
executive producer: Jesper Pålsson, Raymond Van Der Kaaij
production: Revolver Amsterdam
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