Flexing muscles

Charles Fairbanks

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21’ • 2009 - 2012 • ov spanish • st english • Belgium, USA, Mexico • documentary

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