The Good Fight wins prestigious prize at the Tribeca Film festival
28/04/2017 – The Good Fight, a film documenting the life of Fight for Peace boxing coach and former young person Alan Duarte, has won a prize at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
Directed by Ben Holman, the documentary focuses on Alan’s journey as he builds a social project in the Alemão favela of Rio de Janeiro in the wake of tragic events in his personal life. The project founded by Alan, called Abraço Campeão, offers boxing, kickboxing and citizenship classes to young people aged 12 to 25 from the local community.
Growing up in a community heavily affected by crime and violence, Alan was inspired by his participation at Fight for Peace where he saw the power of boxing to help transform young people’s lives. He later progressed to become a coach at the Rio Academy, mentoring younger members to reach their full potential.
In awarding the prize, the Tribeca Jury said of The Good Fight: “This is an unflinching portrait of finding hope in a world of danger; a journey of perseverance in the face of tragedy; an uplifting and visually compelling story of redemption.”
Alan was in attendance at the festival in New York City and accepted the prize alongside the film’s Director Ben Holman and Director of Photography Neirin Jones.