Distributor:  National Film Board of Canada
Length:  45 minutes
Date:  2012
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
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Fight

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If you had to summarize Randy Baleski's philosophy, you could probably do it in three words: Boxing saves kids.

Fight

If you had to summarize Randy Baleski's philosophy, you could probably do it in three words: Boxing saves kids.

A Winnipeg high school teacher and former boxer, Baleski has a unique approach to helping students at risk of not graduating: get them in the ring. FIGHT profiles two of these young men: Rene Catcheway and Melvin Delorme. Both are Aboriginal teens with troubled backgrounds. Melvin remembers his mother drinking and bringing home random guys -- including one who tried to choke him. Rene lives on his own and is failing most of his courses.

Enter the world of boxing. As Melvin and Rene push themselves through one gruelling workout after another (push-ups, skipping, sparring), they slowly come to understand that boxing is more a way of life than a sport. You don't box. You become a boxer, someone whose life is governed by discipline and respect. But boxing alone may not be enough to overcome a lifetime of figurative hard knocks. Melvin is committed to graduating and completing post-secondary studies. Rene is feeling more and more disillusioned with school. With Baleski in their corner, can they make it?

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Main credits

Chartrand, Ervin (film director)
Christensen, David (film producer)
MacDonald, Joe (film producer)

Other credits

Editor, Craig Guiboche; cinematographers, Jonathan Bland, Reil Munro, Charles Konowal.


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Docuseek2 subjects

Sports
Youth Issues

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Keywords

; "Fight"; National Film Board of Canada

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