Strong Enough To Fight was shown as part of the DEVELOP Photo line-up for the first edition of the On Photography Online Film Festival, 9/29/13. The Festival was part of the FOTOWEEK in Holland, an initiative of FOAM and the Netherlands Photo Museum, and was organized by Barbera Brakel of Photo Affairs. opfestival.nl/

Strong Enough To Fight is a documentary short that follows the journey of one Kenyan youth as he struggles to find reconciliation in post-conflict Kenya.

This non-fiction narrative follows the story of Kamau "Kelly" Ng'ang'a, a 23 year-old Kenyan who dreams of becoming a professional boxer. As a young bantamweight fighter, Kelly left his family's comfortable home in the rural countryside to live and train in a city slum. He's part of a hodgepodge group of adolescents, each from different tribes, that calls themselves the Kibera Olympic Boxing Club. The group's ethnic diversity is remarkable given the 2008 post-election violence in which people from different tribes were forced violently out of slums. After winning the 2011 Nairobi Open, Kelly sets his sights on the Kenya Open – a qualifying bout for the 2012 Olympic Games. But Kelly's dreams are complicated by his nation's history of ethnic rivalries. As the competition approaches, he and his teammates come to represent a trend of cross-tribe brotherhood in a healing nation.

Learn more about the full length film at strongenoughtofight.org

Bob Miller is a photographer and filmmaker with roots in America's deep south. As a visual storyteller specializing in non-fiction documentary, his work has been recognized by American Photography, the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, the International Photography Awards and the Alexia Foundation for World Peace, among others. Bob has also screened and exhibited work in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally while regularly serving a variety of editorial, commercial and nonprofit clients. It is his conviction that a powerful story can push us all beyond our own experiences into the reality that we are all characters living similar narratives, facing like challenges. As a storyteller, he hopes to reveal that truth in every project he works on. Currently Bob is based in Birmingham, Alabama, where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their daughter, Eloise.
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