Puducherry Cockfighter from JÃ¸rgen KlÃ¼ver on Vimeo.
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Docs & Non-Fiction (Cultural), Drama & Genre (Suspense)
[ 10:35 - from Vimeo ]
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.
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John is a producer who specializes in smart, thought-provoking films, television, and web series. Â 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. Â Â While in development at HBO Films, he worked on Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, based on the best-selling novel by Dee Brown. Â 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.