“Love Conquers Fear: Lessons in Boxing and Life” will be re-broadcast on WNED-TV on Thursday, September 23 at 4:30 a.m. and Sunday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m.
The film focuses on a youth boxing program created for the purpose of helping high school students grow and develop physically, mentally and spiritually. Many of the participants are from Buffalo’s international high school, having recently relocated from third-world countries. Faith-based “life lessons” are woven seamlessly into each boxing lesson. The film was produced by digital media arts students Alex Kontak ’19 and Ryan Gelder ’19, under the direction of Barbara Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies. The award-winning Video Institute was directed by Dr. Irwin and Jamie O’Neil, professor of digital media arts in the Department of Communication.
Submitted by: Barbara J. Irwin, Ph.D., professor, Department of Communication