Yvan Sorel is a fighter. The young man runs a tight ship at his mixed martial arts school, “Team Sorel,” in suburban Marseille. As he shares his passion for a sport still struggling to gain a foothold in Europe, Yvan is a role model for many at-risk young people. A strict task master, he successfully improvises the roles of mentor, philosopher and guidance counsellor. He spends his days chasing down funding for a new space, in between training sessions that can vary dramatically depending on his mood.
- Robert Drew Verite Award - Palm Springs IFF
- Soleure Jury Award - Solothurn FF
- Jury Prize of the Centre de Détention de La Clairière - FIFDH
- Joseph Areddy
- Jean-Daniel Schneider
- DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL
- AKKA FILMS
- ALLEGRIA PRODUCTIONS
Born in Geneva in 1964, Nicolas Wadimoff was a rock guitarist and co-founder of the association, Etat d'Urgences, he made his first documentary in 1990 after film studies in Montréal. In 1997 he made his first fiction feature, Clandestins. His subsequent films were selected for numerous festivals. OPERATION LIBERTAD is his fifth feature.