El peleador

Pablo José Lozano Hernández

Cuba/Dominican Republic, Documentary, 2009
22 min, Video, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Leonardo is a young boy who likes to train fighting fish. He lives in San Isidro, a hot, picturesque area of the Old Havana district where the Caribbean colors and allure are an everyday occurrence. One day, he sets out to buy some fighting fish in a shop around the corner just to make them fight the ones he keeps back home. Leonardo’s fighting fish parallel his experiences, in the abstract and in the concrete, as a 10-year-old boy amongst his friends and at the gym where he trains to be a boxer.


Regional Premiere

Producer: Christian Quiroga Saldaña
Production Companies: Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV
Cinematographer: Oliver Mota
Editor: Ariel Escalante Meza
Sound Design: Raynier Hinojosa O’Farrill

el peleador


Regal Metropolitan - Fri. April 23  6:00PM

(preceding La asamblea)


EICTV Shorts Showcase

Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)

Wed. April 28  9:00PM