Sons of Cuba
2010 / English / Documentary / 88 mins
Director: Andrew Lang
The legendary Havana Boxing Academy is a boarding school that takes 9 year old boys and turns them into the best boxers in the world. Sons of Cuba follows the stories of three young hopefuls through 8 dramatic months of training and education as they prepare for the biggest event of their lives so far: Cuba’s National Boxing Championship for Under-12s. But during the season, crisis strikes: Fidel Castro is taken ill, and all of Cuba’s Olympic boxing champions defect to the USA. As the championship draws closer, all that the Cuba boys have been taught to believe in is at a historic crossroads.