Sons of Cuba (Victory Is Your Duty)

The Film

The Havana Boxing Academy is a Cuban boarding school that takes 9-year-old boys, and turns them into the best boxers in the world. Sons Of Cuba follows the stories of three young hopefuls through 8 dramatic months of training and schooling as they prepare for the biggest event of their lives so far: Cuba's National Boxing Championship for Under-12's. But during the season, crisis strikes: Fidel Castro is taken ill, and all of Cuba's Olympic boxing champions defect to the USA, leaving Cuba at a crossroads, and the boys contemplating a changing world.

The film won the Best Documentary Award at the LA Latino Film Festival and is currently being screened in cinemas around the world.



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1 x 45' 1 x 56' 1 x 88' for Wide Angle/WGBH, ARTE, BBC4