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Run Like a Girl

by Carol Cassidy

Run Like a Girl explores how teenage athletes try to find a balance between strength and femininity within a society where girls are expected to be docile, delicate, and compliant.

Shadya

by Danny Hakim, Udi Kalinsky, and Roy Westler

Shadya Zoabi, a charismatic 17-year-old karate world champion, strives to succeed on her own terms within her traditional Muslim village in northern Israel.

Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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Shaolin Ulysses: Kungfu Monks in America

by Mei-Juin Chen and Martha Burr

Armed with the celebrated Shaolin training of body and mind made popular in kungfu movies, five Zen Buddhist monks set out to make new lives teaching their craft in unlikely parts of America.

Global Voices, Independent Lens, True Stories

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Small Ball: A Little League Story

by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker

Follow the hope, thrills, and excitement of players, parents, and coaches as a team of 11- and 12-year-old Little Leaguers go from their small Northern California town all the way to the 2002 Little League Baseball World Series Championship in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Solo

by Jennifer Peedom and David Michod

Thirty-nine-year-old adventurer Andrew McAuley has a dangerous, monumental mission: Be the first person to kayak solo from Australia to New Zealand.

Global Perspectives Collection

Sons of Cuba

by Andrew Lang

Deep in the the unseen heart of modern-day Cuba, a group of unforgettable young boxers fights not only for their own dreams, for the fading memory of the Revolution.

Global Voices

Strong!

by Julie Wyman

Weightlifter Cheryl Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

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Sumo East and West

by Ferne Pearlstein and Robert Edwards

One of Japan’s most time-honored and insular traditions, sumo wrestling offers an earthshaking window into the cultural collision of East and West, as worldwide interest grows and increasing numbers of foreigners rise to the top professional ranks.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Tales of Masked Men

by Carlos Avila

Lucha libre, or Mexican wrestling, is a working-class sport that has become an indelible part of Mexican culture.

Voces

Town of Runners

by Jerry Rothwell

Town of Runners follows the story of three young runners from the Ethiopian rural town of Bekoji, home to current Olympic and World Champions Tirunesh Dibaba and Kenenisa Bekele.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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