Liverpool Lift-Off: The Fighter

From the edge of a shimmering Rio lagoon, a 12 year old girl watches the transformation of the waterfront. Nearing completion, Brazil’s massive Olympic Park is being constructed directly in front of the house her father built. As city officials threaten and harass her father and neighbours in an attempt to force them to leave, the community becomes divided and families are torn apart. Naomi is caught in the midst of this conflict along with ever-increasing dust, noise and environmental destruction. Told entirely from her perspective, THE FIGHTER provides a glimpse into the experience of girlhood in the face of the powerful political and economic forces behind the 2016 Olympic Games.

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