Distribution

Lionel

Dir: Eddie Martin

Australia

2008

83 mins

12A

On February 26, 1968, a 19 year old Aboriginal boxer named Lionel Rose defeated Fighting Harada in Japan after an impressive fifteen rounds to become World Bantamweight Champion and an instant national hero.

Through the use of abundant pristine archive material and interviews with Lionel and those close to him, Eddie Martin’s dazzling doc chronicles the unprecedented impact of Rose’s victory, on interracial relationships and on the socio-political situation of Australia at the time.

Official website | http://www.lionelrose.com.au

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