07:00 pm Salle de projection principale
December, 07th 2018

Grind: The Robert Wilmote Story

Director: Yuri Alves [É.-U., 2017, 8 min, DCP, VOA] with Justina Valentine, John Wilmote, Jamel Wilmote

GRIND raconte l’histoire de Robert Wilmote, un réfugié libérien qui a dû fuir dans des circonstances inimaginables. Ayant presque échappé à la guerre, Robert fait face à de nouvelles difficultés aux États-Unis, où il se laisse emporter par la vie de gangster avant d’être condamné à Netwark, au New Jersey. Par la suite, Robert se rend compte qu’il était destiné à défendre une bonne cause. Rejouant les épisodes de sa propre vie, Robert raconte comment il est devenu le défenseur des plus démunis grâce à sa passion pour le fitness et pour l’entraide.

GRIND features the story of Robert Wilmote, a Liberian refugee forced to flee the most drastic and terrible circumstances imaginable. Having narrowly escaped the war, Robert’s struggles continue in the U.S. when he succumbs to the gangster life, becoming a convicted felon in Newark, New Jersey. Yet, Robert realized he was meant for greater good. Through dramatic reenactments, featuring Robert himself, we discover how Robert’s passion for fitness and helping others empowered him to become a champion.

GRIND apresenta a história de Robert Wilmote, um refugiado da Libéria que se vê forçado a fugir das mais inimagináveis, drásticas e terríveis condições do seu país de origem. Tendo escapado à guerra, as dificuldades do Robert continuam nos EUA, acabando por sucumbir a uma vida de gangster, que resulta numa condenação criminal em Newark, New Jersey. Todavia Robert percebeu que estava destinado a algo melhor. Através de representações dramáticas, que incluem o próprio Robert, descobrimos como a sua paixão pelo desporto e pela ajuda aos outros lhe dará força para ser tornar um campeão.

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