Lumpinee (The Movie)

Normally we would post videos like this on Thai Boxing Tube, but this is an upcoming documentary that deserves some additional attention. As soon as it becomes available, I suggest you pick up a copy immediately to support the producers of it. Here is the “treatment”..

The story takes place at a boxing camp in a small community in
southern Thailand. Destiny leads kids of varied backgrounds and
purposes to travel to the boxing camp.

Some join the camp because they love boxing. Some are homeless
…drifters; impoverished, drug addicted, or charged with filching. Some
simply need a shelter, kids who view Thai boxing as lifeʼs last resort.

They live together in this boxing camp that turns into a small society
filled with both friendship and conflict – all centering and leaning on
Thai boxing and Uncle Sak, the campʼs owner. The boxing camp thus
resembles a juvenile rehab home or a mental rehab center. Its strict
rules of behavior and rigid boxing training serve as potent medicines in
rectifying the kidsʼ mind and body, and Uncle Sakʼs loving kindness
towards the kids inspires them to look up to him as an adopted father.

Uncle Sak, in turn, aims to breed the supreme Thai boxing from the
South, so that one day his boxers could make their way up the rank and
have the chance to fight against Bangkok giant campsʼ boxers. His
ultimate dream: Lumpinee Stadium Thai Boxing Championship Belts.

A budding boxing life not only gives the kids a new life but also grants
them the vision of hope. They open up their mind, revealing their
dream, on a journey that the only thing available for them to hold on to
is determination and faith.

They journey ahead in a quest for victory and
social acceptance, perhaps attainable in the short moment when the
winnerʼs hand is help up high on the ring, the only lifeʼs greatest merit
they want to seize.

When the film is complete, it will most likely be available for purchase here.