Flexing muscles

Charles Fairbanks

21’ • 2009 - 2012 • vo espagnol • st anglais • Belgique, Etats-Unis, Mexique • documentaire

Flexing Muscles is a wrestling movie about postmodern consumption and production : physical work and embodied culture for the digital age.
It is also an immersive, participatory, experimental ethnography on Mexico’s spectacular masked wrestling – Lucha Libre – for which the filmmaker resumed his career fighting as The One-Eyed Cat (El Gato Tuerto), this time with a camera built into his mask.

camera, sound and editing : Charles Fairbanks
featuring : Serpiente Negra, Místico, Gronda, Pitufín, Blue Demon, Smoke

- awards
Best of festival - second prize - ICDocs


- screenings within the framework of La Vidéothèque Nomade
Court-Bouillon #1.6
La Vidéothèque Nomade @ Parcours d’artistes #2
Plateau Télé #4
La Vidéothèque Nomade + Riding Along_reloaded
La Vidéothèque Nomade @ Festival Partie(s) de Campagne #2
La Vidéothèque Nomade @ Revers
La Vidéothèque Nomade : Focus Charles Fairbanks