“How do you measure success? How do you measure success? If you measure it in monetary terms, I’m a complete failure. If you measure it in terms of attainment of great status, I’ve failed as well. But if you measure it in a boxing sense.. well yeah, I’ve been fighting for a 100 rounds now and I’m still on my feet. That’s not bad…I’m still on my feet. That some sort of success”Rev Father Dave Smith
A pre-shoot by Ramy Daniel, in preparation for a future documentary project telling a story of Syria – one that he is waiting for the final pieces of planning to come together for.
Father Dave Smith, also known as Fighting Father Dave, is an Anglican priest, working out of the Dulwich Hill community. In 2013, Smith visited Syria and spoke out against all proposed forms of Western military intervention in the conflict.
The documentary film talks about the work he has being doing in the Dulwich hill community, the history of Dulwich hill over time, his boxing, and what led him on his journey to his humanitarian work in Syria.
The next project that this will lead to, will be shot with Rev. David B. Smith in Syria and share the truth about what the media isn’t doing a great job at; informing you with what’s really going on there.
Find out more about the inspirational Father Dave and his work in Syria here:
Smith is also a published author and has taken a very public stance on various human-rights issues, most especially the Palestinian occupation and the current war in Syria where he opposes all forms of Western military intervention.
Smith is best known for his work with at-risk youths, especially in his use of boxing for those suffering from substance abuse problems and anger management issues. He is also a 6th degree black belt and a professional boxer.
Smith has been twice awarded Marrickville Citizen of the Year award and was nominated for Australian of the Year in 2004 and 2009. In 2012, he broke the world record for the most continuous rounds boxing