CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT


Tuesday, August 21 @ 7:00 PM | The City Library – Salt Lake City

Directed by Yung Chang
89 min | 2012 | Canada/China

In southwestern China, a Master coach recruits poor rural teenagers and turns them into Western-style boxing champions. Through hard work and discipline, these boys and girls hope to become China’s next Olympic heroes, but as they decide whether to fight for the collective good as amateurs or for themselves as professionals, their struggle becomes a metaphor for the choices that everyone faces in the New China.

Official Selection – 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection – 2012 Hot Docs Film Festival