Peruvian Doc FOLLOWING KINA Awarded at Big Sky Film Fest

The Peruvian documentary feature Siguiendo a Kina / Following Kina (pictured) by Sonia Goldenberg was the winner of the Artistic Vision Award in the feature category at the 13th edition of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.

When Kina Malpartida won her title as the first Peruvian World Boxing Champion, the country was struck by a female boxing fever. Goldenberg's film follows two young women, who inspired by Kina, fight against all odds to sustain a dream and become the next champion. Without any official support, they are driven by passion and perseverance to succeed in a totally male-dominated sport.

The jury complimented the movie's "insightful depiction of the rural and urban backdrops to two women" vying for the title, as well as its entree into the world of women's boxing in Peru.

The Big Sky Film Festival celebrates and promotes the art of non-fiction filmmaking, and it takes place in Missoula, Montana. The 13th edition took place February 19-28.