On November 2nd, 2019, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall co-hosted a screening of the Irish film "Float Like a Butterfly," directed by Carmel Winters. The evening event also featured several Irish short films, and a Q & A with the Director Carmel Winters.
"Float Like a Butterfly" is a powerful and timely story of a girl's fight for freedom and belonging. In a gender-reversal of classic film Billy Elliot, 15-year-old Frances has to fight for the right to fight back. Raised in roadside camps in rural Ireland, Frances wants to champion her people inside the boxing ring and out, like her idol Muhammad Ali. But society is determined to break her spirit and destroy her way of life. And her father, once her greatest ally, is too defeated himself to imagine any better for his daughter. But Frances was not born to be broken. In the mother of all fights, she must dig deep to find in herself the Champion her father once knew her to be.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU7vwmQzR40