Mat Hodgson and Patrick Nathanson: I Am Duran

Welcome to a new episode of Between the Lines, our podcast that tells the stories behind great sportswriting. Well, in this case, the story behind great film making.

Here’s a chat Martin and I had with the director Mat Hodgson and producer Patrick Nathanson, whose documentary I Am Duran came out to critical acclaim in 2019.

The film tells the story of Roberto Duran, who won world titles in four weight classes and was part of the legendary Four Kings of boxing during the 1980s. Duran’s career in the ring is set against the story of his native Panama and its relationship with the United States and the result is a layered documentary featuring a dizzying cast of interviews with great boxers, political leaders and even a couple of Hollywood superstars.

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