I recently found a documentary on the popular underground movie "Bumfights".
The key things this documentary represents is where they are now, and what happened after the movie was released.
At one part, it focuses on the main charaters "Donny" & "Rufus" who, as you will see in the documentary, are now heavily against the movie, and
tell of how the were exploited through alchohol and the inticment of money and food.
This is Rufus now, after being a bum for close to 30 years and regulary exploited for cash and alchohol.
It's nice to see he has changed his life around. But what shocked me the most was how emotionally scarred Donny was, a Vietnam Vetran, who in the
process of making Bumfights, was tattooed on his forhead (something that he says was only allowed to happen because they got him drunk) and also had
his leg broken by Rufus whilst they were both inebriated. On the documentary you find he testifies against the creators of bumfights after being told
it will earn him money, but is still to this day, homeless and scarred for life physically and emotionally.
What really brought this home for me though was how none of the creators saw what they had done was wrong, and happily made millions off of it! How is
that allowed, why aren't they in jail! It still scares me how they're allowed to walk away from it.
One of the last things the documentary brings up though is how it inspired a wave of imitators and copycats, one of which being the
" who in turn almost killed a kid, and regualry taunted and insulted people as to fight
them and normally end up beating and robbing them, whislt filming and stating they will make money from this. These people have said their inspiration
came from bumfights.
ANYWAY, I wanted to share this documentary with you guys, because it reveals some shocking facts about the movie and the people behind it and affected
Bumfights Documentary: Part 1
Bumfights Documentary: Part 2
Bumfights Documentary: Part 3
Bumfights Documentary: Part 4
Bumfights Documentary: Part 5
Sorry I can't embed