Nuria Aguado Roig, Director

Nuria Aguado Roig


Country of origin: United Kingdom


Languages spoken: English


  • Documentary
  • English
  • 01 minutes
  • 2015

PUPS is a documentary based on Javier García Roche, a boxer and owner of a junkyard, who works with young men of impoverished neighborhoods in Barcelona to help them overcome their struggles through boxing. Although he is looked down upon because of his unorthodox behavior, he's the 6th best boxer in Spain and has over 120.000 fans, far more than any boxer in the country. This project has taken over two years and ended up being not only a piece of the personal journey of a man who is constantly fighting but also the subtle image of a society where people in the same situation are virtually invisible. Thus real courage is: when you know you don't have a chance, but you pursue your goal no matter what.

Selected by: The Film Network


Nuria Aguado Roig launched her career as a journalist spending 10 years as news broadcaster, writer and screenwriter, and then moving to the advertising sector. She is a boxing lover and was an activist for civil rights in Spain in her early years. Fundamentally, she is interested in the concept of the modern day hero and telling their stories.

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