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Manny Pacquiao Documentary Gets Release Date

Submitted by on November 11, 2014 – 10:28 pmOne Comment

After screening to critical acclaim at SXSW earlier this year, the Manny Pacquiao documentary, simply titled Manny, finally has a release date of January 23, 2015.

Narrated by Liam Neeson and directed by Ryan Moore, the film gives an inside look at the boxer, humanitarian and congressman who’s popularity as a boxer pales in comparison to his celebrity in his homeland of the Philippines. Shot over the course of several years, Manny goes behind the curtain and helps fans get a better idea of who Manny Pacquiao is both in and out of the ring.

Read the synopsis below and then check out the trailer.

From abject poverty to becoming an eight time boxing world champion, congressman, and international icon, Manny Pacquiao is the true definition of a Cinderella-man story.

In the Philippines, he first entered the ring as a sixteen year old weighing ninety-eight pounds with the goal of earning money to feed his family. Now, almost twenty-years later, when he fights, the country of 100 million people comes to a complete standstill to watch. The army and the rebels cease-fire. There are no cars in the street. There is zero crime. An entire country becomes united.

Regarded for his ability to bring people together, Pacquiao entered the political arena in 2010. As history’s first boxing congressman, Pacquiao now fights for his people both inside and outside of the ring. Now at the height of his career, he is faced with maneuvering an unscrupulous sport and maintaining his political duties, while still supporting his family and sustaining a personal life. The question now is, what bridge is too far for Manny Pacquiao to cross?

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