[Leuven] ‘Punching the City’ – Film Screening + Director’s Talk


[Leuven] ‘Punching the City’ – Film Screening + Director’s Talk

Leuven Anarchistische Groep (LAG) organiseert op 26 november een screening van de film ‘Punching the City’ in samenwerking met SOJO. De film gaat over de grassroots boksbeweging in heel Europa. De Italiaanse maakster zal aanwezig zijn om al onze vragen te beantwoorden! De avond zal in het Engels doorgaan. Voor wie dat wil, kan tijdens de discussie fluistervertaling voorzien worden.

Leuven Anarchistische Groep, together with SOJO, organizes a screening of the movie ‘Punching the City’ on 26/11. The director will be present to answer all our questions! The event will be in English.


Punching the city captures voices from a massive movement sweeping across Europe in the last decade– and more notably in the last three years –in the world of grassroots boxing.

The film is focused on the uptake of boxing by new, grassroots recreational boxers, practicing far from large fitness or sports centers in very basic gyms, often located within squats, abandoned industrial buildings or on the outskirts of residential areas. The bulk of the movement is made up of those struggling with a precarious life – immigrants, young people trying to find work, the unemployed, and those working long hard hours for little pay in jobs such as motorcycle delivery or ad flyer distribution. Here people who feel like nothing begin to feel like something.


20:00 Start film ‘Punching the City’

21:15 Aftertalk by Mariella Bussolati

21:30 Voorstelling/presentation Belgische grassroots organisaties, ruimte voor gesprek en discussie / room for conversation
* Partizan, kickbox (Leuven)
* Open Gym, DIY sports center (Leuven)

22:00 Eind van het programma, nog even napraten aan de bar :)? // end of the programme, talk some more at the bar :)?


The LAG distro will be there with an (almost) endless supply of stickers and other cool goodies!

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