Being Bruno Banani

  • 10 10
  • 2015
  • 85min
Being Bruno Banani
  • Original Title: Being Bruno Banani (2015)

This is the extraordinary story of Bruno Banani, the only inhabitant of the small island of Tonga, in the South Pacific, to qualify for the winter Olympic games.

Being Bruno Banani

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Vision du Réel/ Neißefilmfestival/ Dok.fest München/ Canadian Sport Film Festival/ Ânûû-rû Âboro Int. Festival/ Canadian Sport Film Festival/ GZDOC/ Pasifika Film Fest/ Pasifika Film Fest/ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art/ Vision of Sports, Schladming/ U.S.A. International Film Festival/ Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Being Bruno Banani. From an island paradise to the winter Olympic games

This documentary tells the unique story of the first and only Tongan Luger who managed to qualify in an amazingly short amount of time for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Through his name he also acted as the first “living brand” using a completely new and disputed way to get around the strict IOC’s Olympic advertising regulations.

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