El ring y sus titanes
The Ring and Its Titans

Miko Meloni

Bolivia/Italy, Documentary, 2010
40 min, DV CAM, Color
Spanish, Italian with English subtitles


El ring y sus titanes tells the story of the Lucha Libre matches that take place between the cities of La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia. Cholitas, men, dwarves, superheroes and monsters are the focus of the ring, and they all reflect, in a surreal parade, the complex reality of the contemporary Bolivia. A fresco of idiosyncrasies, contaminations, bereavement and Andean cultural myths, El ring y sus titanes shows that for a "luchador," it is not the difference between reality and fiction, or the game and victory that matters, but just to keep on fighting.


North American Premiere

Producer: Miko Meloni
Production Companies: Maravilla Tambo
Screenwriter: Miko Meloni
Cinematographer: Miko Meloni
Editor: Diego Pascal Panarello
Sound Design: Miko Meloni
Music: Belkings
Cast: Los Luchadors
Print Source: Maravilla Tambo, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Mexican American Cultural Center
Fri. April 22 3:00 PM