The story of two young Muay Thai boxers today in Bangkok.
They tell us about their path, their fears, and their dream to one day become a champion.
Shooted in July 2013.
Directed by Jérôme de Gerlache
Image by Jérôme de Gerlache and Pete Pithai Smithsuth
Sound design by John De Buck
Colorgrading by Romain Julien
Fixer : Sawitree "Jang" Wongketjai
Boom Operator : Charun "Dui" Muangon
Driver : Phanumart "Max" Tankasem
Translation : Waranya "Ying" Tieammuang
Music : "Chocolate heart", Cyesm feat. robust
Half of a X-ing remix by APASHE
Special thanks to all the team from the 96 Boxing Club, Marc brunet, Christophe Guyot, Jean-Alexandre Luciani, Paul-Dominique Win Vacharasinthu, Nicolas Lhermitte, Capucine Charbonnier
Ex World Champion - Emmanuel Otti
I remember growing up in a roughish neighbourhood looking up to sporting idols as an example of what was possible if you worked hard and never gave up on your dreams . One such person was Australian boxing champion and world class athlete Emmanuel Otti . For me it was never about boxing when I watched him in action it was about a man who was clearly a tactition using gloves as his tool for his craft. Emmanuel retired more than 25years ago from professional fighting and has spent his life teaching youth not just boxing but the secrets to success in life . Too humble to talk about himself, others within the community have shared their experiences which I hope do the man, elite athlete and community gym justice.