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This short documentary was shot in Puducherry, India in February 2009 - and it certainly captures the essense of Cockfighting: an illegal and often times highly profitable sport that is popular in many places around the globe, especially South East Asia. Director Johan Høeg Haanes does a fantastic job gaining access to this subculture; and even though there is not much dialogue in the piece, the language of primal sport is quite apparent: kill or be killed.
eGuider: John Rota
Film, TV & New Media Producer
John is a producer who specializes in smart, thought-provoking films, television, and web series. He has worked on many Emmy Award winning shows, including the documentary Legendary Nights, chronicling the 12 best fights in HBO's 30 years of boxing. While in development at HBO Films, he worked on Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, based on the best-selling novel by Dee Brown. His company, Divine Madman Productions, is currently developing a web series entitled 13Fights, based on John's experience working and living in the boxing world.