28min · Documentary, Short, Sport · 1 November 2013
In modern times, Senegalese wrestling has developed into a national sport with packed stadiums and huge prizes. Today, the fight is supplemented with bare knuckle boxing but without any protection. The promise of a golden future attracts thousands of young men, who literally have to fight their way to the top. This is the story of a 22 year old cattle herder and his attempts to become a pro wrestler in Senegal. He has been chosen to compete in an annual talent event in Dakar, and faces a possible breakthrough. It's a modern tale about fighting ones way out of poverty, and it's the story of a sport filled with myths and extreme voodoo rituals.
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