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Anderson Silva documentary to premiere at Tribeca Film Fest

Anderson Silva in a scene from the documentary,

Anderson Silva in a scene from the documentary, "Like Water," which premieres at Tribeca Film Festival on April 30, 2011. Credit: Lee Jaffe

MMA fans know full well the skill, strength and talent of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Now the rest of the world has a chance to learn.

"Like Water," a documentary on Silva and his legacy, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month as part of the ESPN Sports part of the moviegoing event.

Here's the synopsis:

"Like Water, directed by Pablo Croce. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary.  In the most brutal and often most misunderstood sport in the world, becoming a champion takes more than just blood, sweat, and tears. Like Water follows middleweight Ultimate Fighter Anderson Silva as he prepares to crown his four-year run as the unbeaten king of the sport with a record 12th straight win in the UFC. With intimate access to Silva and his intense training, the surprising and inspiring man behind one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time emerges. In English, Portuguese with English subtitles."

"Like Water" is set to screen on April 30 across the film festival and at Tribeca Cinemas. Keep an eye on for more details about screenings.

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