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Afro-Latino Festival NYC 2018 Presents:
Panama Al Brown: When The Fist Opens /Panama Al Brown: Cuando El Puño Se Abre (2018)
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 12:30PM

Abrons Arts Center, Underground Theater
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
Underground Theater
F/M to Delancey/Essex; B/D to Grand St.; M14A to Pitt St.

Directed by: Carlos Aguilar Navarro

Run Time: 52 min

Country of Origin: Panama

Synopsis: Panama Al Brown, first boxing world champion from Latin America, in 1929. Panama has had nearly 30 world champions and the story of Panama Al Brown, is where the history of boxing in Panama begins. He emigrated from Panama to New York in 1923 and eventually became world champion. He then moved to Paris, where he became friends with intellectuals and artists of the time like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and Coco Chanel.

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Program is followed by Q&A/Talkback

This program is presented as part of the Afro Latino Festival NYC/Liberación Film Festival, July 13-15, 2018 (

Festival passes to the Liberación Film Festival can be purchased here.

There is limited wheelchair accessible seating available. To request wheelchair accessible seating and for more information on access services, please email

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