In My Corner

Young men come of age in the world of a local community gym, evoking the need for positive role models and recognizing potential in young lives.

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POV, True Stories
Premiere Date
June 22, 1999
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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    1999 Nashville Independent Film Festival-Best of Festival Award, Best Documentary - Short Form
  • Producer

    Ricki Stern

    Ricki Stern produced and directed the Emmy-nominated Negelct Not the Children, a 1992 documentary about a Harlem-based youth program. Negelct Not the Children was hosted by Morgan Freeman and originally aired on PBS. Stern’s producing credits include several films for HBO, including the forensic science series Autopsy I, II, III; and Murder 9 to 5, a Show more documentary on workplace violence. She has directed and produced two short dance films featuring principals from the Paul Taylor Company (NY) and a special for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre Workshop. Show less


    Anne Sundberg

    Anne Sundberg’s work includes the 1996 Academy Award-winning One Survivor Remembers, a co-production of HBO and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Sundberg has also produced segments for the Emmy Award-winning series City Arts (WNET/NY) and for the American Cinema Project (1995), a 10-hour PBS/BBC documentary series. She has worked extensively in Show more film and television development for HBO Original Programming and HBO/NYC, and was story editor for Joan Micklin Silver’s Silverfilm Productions. She is currently producing the independent feature What Happened to Tully. Show less

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    The Film

    For 30 years, Luis Camacho has run a South Bronx community boxing gym where young men learn the skills they need to win, both in the ring and in life. In a neighborhood better known for short lives, the Bronxchester Boxing Club is a proving ground and a sanctuary, a home away from home, where trainers become surrogate fathers who teach jabs and right crosses, as well as discipline, self-esteem, and respect. Intimate and explosive, In My Corner explores how caring, committed adults can rebuild the lives of kids on the edge.