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Strong Bodies Fight

http://www.strongbodiesfight.org/Strong_Bodies_Fight/Welcome.html
It's not every day you get to screen a premiere movie at work, but I did today.  The movie, "Strong Bodies Fight" tells the story of the Bengal Bouts, a long-standing Notre Dame tradition of intramural boxing that raises money for Bangladesh.  Even though the bouts have been going on for years, none of the boxers had ever visited Bangladesh to see what good they have done there.

"Strong Bodies Fight" follows five boxers from the university as they visit the Holy Cross Missions that have benefited from their boxing.  It's a beautifully photographed movie (oh, the colors of Bangladesh!), but it also connects the viewer to the people in the film:  the boxers and the citizens of Bangladesh.  One of my favorite college professors used to say,  "We are all more alike than we are different" and this film proves it.  One scene that illustrates this very thing is when the Notre Dame men put boxing gloves on two little boys in a school in Bangladesh (where boxing is not widely-known), and the two boys immediately start whacking each other!  It's charming, but illustrative:  we are all very much connected on our little planet.

Visit the website;  the photos are awesome, and you can view a trailer.  I can't wait to see it on the 'big screen'!

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