Studio Baires

Boxing your way out of poverty

In spite of Argentina’s recovery after the 2001-2002 economic crises, vast portions of the population still live in dire poverty. Leo Fonseca, a 19 year old from the suburbs of Buenos Aires, is trying to fight  poverty… by boxing. He wants to become a professional boxer to support his family. It’s a tall order, but Leo gets help from his mentor Alberto, manager of an underground boxing club in Buenos Aires. This Mini-doc for Fusion is a Studio Baires production in cooperation with Andrew Gold.

Directed by Peter Scheffer
Research and Concept by Andrew Gold
Camera and Editing by Thomas Seegers
Music by Zino van Hamersveld
Produced by Studio Baires