Directed by George Amponsah

Ghana, UK, USA, 2007, 80 min.

We are delighted to welcome George Amponsah to Portland to present his documentary, The Fighting Spirit. Following three young boxers, two men and one woman, the film captures the spirit and dedication of these athletes as they seek to fight their way out of their impoverished neighborhood on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, and into the glittering rings of New York and London. Thanks to tenacious coaches who turn rough street fighters into professional boxers, the village has produced several champions. Each of the three young boxers dreams of being the next big winner. In English and Ga.

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