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RAMON

What to know: A loving documentary featuring a young boy working to achieve his dreams of practicing kickboxing.
RAMON is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-14
7 minutes
VIDEO
NATALIA BERNAL
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RAMON is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Ram�n is a short documentary from Colombia showing a young boy working to achieve his dreams of practicing kickboxing. The film shows a little bit of his training and his first major competition. It is an enjoyable story that shows an unusual sport for children, and it highlights the importance of the discipline and family support.

We see how Ram�n practices daily to become better and better at kickboxing. Now, it is time to put into play what he has learned in his training during his first major championship.

The story is simple, as it shows what Ram�n goes through during his training and how he does in his first big fight. It also shows how involved his family is in his process, which is interesting. His family's support helps makes him feel confident and to know that whether he wins or not, the important thing is to do his best.

The camera work is well done; it follows Ram�n during his practices and shows various elements around him. We are given insight into life and can appreciate his culture and the aspects on his daily life because we see it all. The locations take place at Ram�n's house and the various places where he practices kickboxing. We also see his city, his home, and where he goes to for the competition. The background music comes in intermittently and helps drive up the action. There are sound effects that add a certain comical tone to the documentary and lighten up the mood throughout the film. This is a short documentary, the key character is Jos� Ram�n Garc�a Nava, the protagonist, Giselle Geney, Alejandro Coronado, Andr�s Monta�a, and Natalia Bernal are the producers of the film. Natalia Bernal is the director as well.

My favorite part of the film is when we get to see children being children, even though they are participating in a sport that requires concentration, focus and discipline. Ram�n has a stuffed toy that he takes everywhere with him, and even his parents play with it. This is refreshing to see, because even though he is serious about becoming more expert as his young age, he is still a child and developing just like other children.

The message of the film is to show how kickboxing can be a healthy exercise or sport for children. Kickboxing helps develop discipline, exercise and self-control, plus the participate moves around a lot and becomes more flexible. The other big part related to the ending of this film is that sometimes we may win and sometimes we may lose, but the important thing is to give our best every single time. Losing allows us to reflect in what we can improve, and it gives us the ability to reflect in how to do something better the next time.

I give this film 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 14. The film shows family bonding, while participating in an aggressive sport. It promotes healthy game behavior and reminds us that, even though we can do our best and practice hundreds of times, all are humans and can lose or win equally. Reviewed by David O., KIDS FIRST!

Ram�n is a short documentary from Colombia showing a young boy working to achieve his dreams of practicing kickboxing. The film shows a little bit of his training and his first major competition. It is an enjoyable story that shows an unusual sport for children, and it highlights the importance of the discipline and family support.

We see how Ram�n practices daily to become better and better at kickboxing. Now, it is time to put into play what he has learned in his training during his first major championship.

The story is simple, as it shows what Ram�n goes through during his training and how he does in his first big fight. It also shows how involved his family is in his process, which is interesting. His family's support helps makes him feel confident and to know that whether he wins or not, the important thing is to do his best.

The camera work is well done; it follows Ram�n during his practices and shows various elements around him. We are given insight into life and can appreciate his culture and the aspects on his daily life because we see it all. The locations take place at Ram�n's house and the various places where he practices kickboxing. We also see his city, his home, and where he goes to for the competition. The background music comes in intermittently and helps drive up the action. There are sound effects that add a certain comical tone to the documentary and lighten up the mood throughout the film. This is a short documentary, the key character is Jos� Ram�n Garc�a Nava, the protagonist, Giselle Geney, Alejandro Coronado, Andr�s Monta�a, and Natalia Bernal are the producers of the film. Natalia Bernal is the director as well.

My favorite part of the film is when we get to see children being children, even though they are participating in a sport that requires concentration, focus and discipline. Ram�n has a stuffed toy that he takes everywhere with him, and even his parents play with it. This is refreshing to see, because even though he is serious about becoming more expert as his young age, he is still a child and developing just like other children.

The message of the film is to show how kickboxing can be a healthy exercise or sport for children. Kickboxing helps develop discipline, exercise and self-control, plus the participate moves around a lot and becomes more flexible. The other big part related to the ending of this film is that sometimes we may win and sometimes we may lose, but the important thing is to give our best every single time. Losing allows us to reflect in what we can improve, and it gives us the ability to reflect in how to do something better the next time.

I give this film 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 14. The film shows family bonding, while participating in an aggressive sport. It promotes healthy game behavior and reminds us that, even though we can do our best and practice hundreds of times, all are humans and can lose or win equally. Reviewed by David O., KIDS FIRST!

Ram�n, an 8-year old Mexican kid, week after week practices kickboxing with care and passion. After much training, Ram�n is finally participating in his first national championship. At the end of the fight and for the first time in his life, Ram�n will learn the meaning of winning and losing.
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