Ever heard of Namibia Flores Rodriguez aka La Boxeadora? No? The name would ring a bell if it wasn’t for the Cuban Boxing Federation’s ridiculous ban on women competing in professional boxing. Namibia is a boxer at heart, who breaths and eats boxing day in, day out. It’s her passion, her religion. But, despite being a sensational boxer – the federation still fails to approve and recognise her brilliance, all because she was born a woman.
In Sthlm-based Maceo Frost’s short ‘Namibia- Cuba’s female boxing revolution’ – we follow a personal and inspirational story about Namibia – a boxer who is dying to represent her country in the Olympics one day. The short is far much more than just a story about boxing, it breaths of an undying perseverance to make it to the ring at all costs and breaking inequality. Namibia had our hearts in each and every scene, a mighty underdog with a willpower that could knock anyone out, who refuses to surrender to any given obstacle. You better watch the trailer.
Check the trailer above and stay tuned for the full 30 minute version out during this fall.
Directed by Maceo Frost. // Produced by Made by Forest // Service Production Company: Cubana Production.