Subjects: Race Power and Privilege, Latin American Studies, Accessibility
Rodar Contra Todo / Rolling Strong is a feature length documentary that tells the story of the first wheelchair rugby team in Peru. They are a group of men and women, from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, who got together in 2012 to play a new sport of which they knew little about. The film follows them for two years, showing their process of coming together as a team, the excitement of their first International tournaments and the goals, dreams and motivations that guide their everyday struggle on and off the court.
2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
About the filmmaker
Marianela Vega Oroza got her MFA in Film Production at the University of Texas at Austin. Her short documentary CONVERSATIONS II has received 8 awards at international film festivals, including Best Documentary Short at CLAIFF12. ROLLING STRONG, her first feature length film, won a post-production grant from the Ministry of Culture in Peru. Marianela also teaches at two universities in Lima.