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Boxeo Havana Social Club

 
 

Gimnasio de Boxeo Centro Habana

Samuel Fabbri, an Italian tourist guide and former boxeur who has been living in Cuba for 30 years, in 2011 decided to change the fate of an abandoned building in Havana and launching there a boxing gym with social purposes. In 2024, the Italian director Cristiano Regina decided to tell the story of his dream, in one of the toughest periods of the recent Cuban history.

 
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In the Colón neighborhood, close to Havana’s famous Capitol, lies the Centro Habana boxing gym. Here, under the lead of its founder, the Italian Samuel Fabbri, aspiring boxeurs train from an early age, encouraged to believe in the fulfillment of their dreams and relying on the strength that comes from community.

The main goal of the Gym, even before sporting success, is to get the kids off the street, through a discipline that is not violence, but understanding, sacrifice, true friendship and social struggle.

Like the history of Cuba, the gym’s story is a tale of resilience, in which trainers and students grow not only within the ring but also as human beings, to face one of the toughest socio-political situation ever seen in the Island since the Revolution.

By simply relating small everyday things that can become extraordinary, the documentary Boxeo Havana Social Club aims at being a new popular Cuban anthology, which experiences the microcosm of a boxing gymnasium as the basis for a universal reflection on one of the smallest but resilient communities ever.