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2012 44 min
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This short documentary introduces us to Randy Baleski, a Winnipeg high school teacher and former boxer who has a unique approach to helping students at risk of not graduating: get them in the ring. We watch him work with two Indigenous teens from troubled backgrounds as they slowly come to understand that boxing is more than just a sport… it's a way of life.

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This short documentary introduces us to Randy Baleski, a Winnipeg high school teacher and former boxer who has a unique approach to helping students at risk of not graduating: get them in the ring. We watch him work with two Indigenous teens from troubled backgrounds as they slowly come to understand that boxing is more than just a sport… it's a way of life.
  • writer
    Ervin Chartrand
  • director
    Ervin Chartrand
  • producer
    David Christensen
    Joe MacDonald
  • editor
    Craig Guiboche
  • cinematographer
    Reil Munro
    Charles Konowal
    Jonathan Bland
  • sound recordist
    Kirby Hammond
  • production assistant
    Roger Boyer
  • on-line
    Joe Owens
  • colour correction
    Joe Owens
  • transcription
    Sharon Murphy
  • sound design
    John Blerot
  • mix
    John Blerot
  • production coordinator
    Ginette D'Silva
    Faye Yoneda
    Monique Perron
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
    Scott Collins
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
    Kelly Fox
  • program administrator
    Cyndi Forcand
    Darin Clausen
  • executive producer
    Derek Mazur
    David Christensen

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Ages 13 to 17
Before screening the film, ask students to brainstorm metaphors that originated with the sport of boxing; then, with partners or in small groups, discuss how these metaphors can be used to describe everyday situations. After viewing the film, discuss what metaphors might apply to the life stories of Rene Catcheway and Melvin Delorme. Ask students what advice they would give Catcheway and Delorme’s teachers. If they were friends with either of the film’s subjects, what would they want to say to them?
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