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Revolver Amsterdam produces feature films, documentaries and hybrid media projects for an international audience. Our focus is strongly on daring films with both upcoming and established directing talent. We work between Europe, Latin America and the US as well as on international co-productions, and we are part of EAVE and Inside Pictures network. Our latest release is "I Dream in Another Language" by Ernesto Contreras ( Sundance Audience Award 2017).
Namibia: The Cuban female boxing revolution
Director: Maceo Frost. Cast: Namibia Flores Rodriguez. Release: 2018. Status: completed. Country: NL. Sort: feature documentary. Duration: 57 min. Financiers: Revolver Amsterdam, Adidas. Distribution/Sales: XYZ
Despite boasting more Olympic gold titles for boxing than any other country, Cuba falls behind the rest of the world in its attitude to the place of women in the ring.
To this day, there exists a nationwide ban on women's competitive boxing. The film captures the tireless battle of Namibia Flores Rodriguez, the only known female boxer in the Caribbean nation.
Training at Havana's Rafael Trejo arena in defiance of the ban, the athlete undertakes the same unrelenting regime as her male counterparts-running the same circuits, lifting the same truck tires-but without the hope that she might one day represent her country.
Director/Screenwriter: Jacqueline van Vugt. Cast: TBC. Country: NL. Co-producer: TBC. Status: development. Sort: feature film. Duration: 90 min. Genre: drama. Distribution / Sales: TBC.
During the 90-minute ferry crossing from Tangiers to Algeciras, three destinies – a couple in mid-crisis, a father attempting to conceal his daughter's pregnancy and two medics in a refugee rescue team – change dramatically.