Czech premiere

The Fight

The Fight

Violeta Ayala, Dan Fallshaw
Australia, Bolivia, UK | 2017 | 30 min.

Language: Spanish
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Category: Short and Apt

People with disabilities are viewed as second-class citizens in Bolivia. A peaceful protest by a group of wheelchair users turns into a battle when police use tear gas and water cannons against them.

After two months of fruitless protests to obtain an increase in state benefits for people with disabilities, a few dozen wheelchair users decided to make the long trip to the capital with the aim of organizing a demonstration in front of government headquarters. It took many weeks to reach La Paz, where they encountered tough opposition by riot police. This film takes a close-up look at the indomitable will of defenseless people who are prepared to risk their lives in this David vs. Goliath battle, in which human dignity, respect and freedom are all at stake.

Director

Dan Fallshaw

Filmography
2018 - The Fight
2009 - Stolen

Violeta Ayala

Filmography
2017 - Cocaine Prison
2017 - The Fight
2015 - The Bolivian Case
2009 - Stolen

Sales

Charlie Phillips
The Guardian
e-mail: charlie.phillips@theguardian.com

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