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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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
by Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari
Flint, Michigan’s Claressa "T-Rex" Shields won a Gold Medal in 2012, the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympics. T-Rex is a coming-of-age tale of a girl who learns that in Flint, a gold medal doesn't always make life easier.
by Carlos Avila
Lucha libre, or Mexican wrestling, is a working-class sport that has become an indelible part of Mexican culture.