Strong Enough to Fight

The unrest that gripped Kenyan slums, neighborhoods and villages following the disputed 2007 presidential election was the worst outbreak of ethnically motivated violence the nation had ever seen. In the years following, many Kenyan youth have begun to seize active roles in the reform of their nation, using gardening, waste removal, education and athletics to encourage their peers toward a self-respecting and self-sustaining community. Within Kenya’s progressive youth culture is the Kibera Olympic Boxing Club – a hodgepodge group of adolescents from different tribes. The group’s ethnic diversity is remarkable given the violence they witnessed as youth. Together these boxers represent a nascent trend of cross-tribe brotherhood in a healing nation.

Country
USA

Category
Non-European Documentary

Runtime 00:35:00

Directed by
Bob Miller