Films

Fighting Spirit (The) (2007)

Sport / 1h20m / Feature / Documentary

Synopsis

It is not easy to leave Bukom. A poor village in Ghana, its main industry is fishing, with a paltry annual salary of $300. So its young people are fighting their way out – literally. Thanks to tenacious coaches who turn rough street fighters into money-churning professional boxers, the village has produced several world champions, including the legendary Azumah ‘Zoom Zoom’ Nelson, and is now looking for its next superstar of the ring. 22-year-old George Ashie is excited to box overseas for the first time, but has girlfriend troubles back home. Known as the first lady of boxing, Yarkor Annan is using the memory of her cheating ex-boyfriend to fuel her fire, but is struggling to win her first big fight. Having already achieved international success, Joshua Clotty is campaigning for the world welterweight title, with the help of ‘connected’ manager Vinnie Scolpino

Directed by George Amponsah

Info

Languages
Ga
English Subtitles
Location
Ghana
Produced
Ghana
Regions
West Africa