UMass Boston Film Series: China Heavyweight

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Yung Chang (Up The Yangtze) will participate in a Q&A following a free screening of his film China Heavyweight.
Event Date: April 04, 2013 - 8 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: UMass Boston Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom
Event Cost: Free

In China Heavyweight, a Chinese Master boxing coach recruits poor rural teenagers, fills them with Olympic dreams, and turns them into amateur champions. Chinese and U.S. promoters see China as pro-boxing’s last frontier, so the boxers must choose to fight for their nation or themselves.

A Q&A with filmmaker Yung Chang will follow the free screening.

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