Feature Drama, 2007
Directed by Clement Virgo.
Produced by Damon D’Oliveira and Clement Virgo.
Starring Danny Glover and Rossif Sutherland
Distributed by Séville Pictures
World Premiere, Panorama Special presentation (Berlinale 2007), North American Premiere, Special Presentation (TIFF 2007)
Winner: People’s Choice Award, Best Atlantic Feautre, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction (Atlantic Film Festical 2007)
Winner Best Feature (Pan African Film Festival 2008)
Winner Best Canadian Feature (Calgary Int’l Film Festival 2007)
Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young black man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is a changed man but must go back home to the same violent place that created him.
George Carvery has waited nine years to avenge his son’s fate. When he meets Donnie, however, Carvery surprisingly overcomes his need for vengeance. But the black community still wants justice. Their instrument is Ossie Paris – a devastatingly talented boxer who challenges Donnie to a grudge match.
As the racism boils to the surface, Carvery trains Donnie for the fight. Their partnership makes them outcasts from both tribes, knowing that their futures will be decided with the bell of the first round.