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Friday, September 1 • 11:05am - 1:40pm
#28 - Sports Docs & Shorts- Afghan Bruce Lee + Honey Badger + Rabbit Punch + Touch Gloves

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Afghan Bruce Lee-

The Honey Badger- This sport documentary follows professional boxer Daniel Hayes (The Honey Badger) as he prepares for his fight in Mexico. Witness the dedication and assassin like mindset needed not just win a fight, but to be victorious in a hostile environment. As he arrives in Mexico, he quickly realizes the disadvantages he_Ñés up against -- Mexican fighters are famously known for their ferocious fighting spirit and warrior like heart. Faced against considerable odds, he meticulously prepares to perform to the best of his abilities as he continues his relentless journey to achieve greatness.

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Rabbit Punch- Rabbit Punch is a redemption tale, based on a true story.  Job is a young refugee boy in search of a place to call home.  In the wake of recent events such as the ongoing refugee crisis and the election of anti-immigrant politician's across the globe this timely film,  tells the tale of Job a teenage boy who has come to Manchester, UK from the Congo.  However, his search for a new life has come at a price. Brutalised at home and bullied at school, his only answer is to lash out at the world around him. 

When a chance encounter leads him to his local boxing club, his life takes an unexpected turn for the better.   Coaches Trav and Dylan, are intrigued by this lightening fast boy and take him under their wing but can they help him to escape his past?

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Touch Gloves-An observational documentary that follows Haverhill, MA struggling boxing club, Haverhill Downtown Boxing. Operated by Ray Hebert we see fighters train to become recognized amateur boxers from the gym all the way to The Golden Gloves in Lowell, MA.

This no budget, no film crew documentary will inspire those to train harder and educate those who think they know what boxing is.

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Friday September 1, 2017 11:05am - 1:40pm
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters 99 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802