Saturday, April 25th, 5:30pm, JANM
WINNING GIRL follows the four year journey of Teshya Alo, a young Hawai’ian girl who is trying to be an Olympic athlete in two sports: Wrestling and Tae Kwon Do. As a fan of Olympic sports, I eat up these types of stories. I am totally that person who knows nothing about a sport, but then when the Olympics (winter or summer) come around and all of a sudden I must know everything about ice skating or track and field. Whenever I see Asian American or PI folks compete in the Olympics, I gravitate towards them. I want to follow their stories. I want them to win. I want folks who look like me to medal. WINNING GIRL highlights what the process is to even get to the Olympics. It illustrates all the struggles and sacrifices an athlete and her family must make to pursue this dream. I imagine it’s tough to try and compete in one sport, let alone two. Teshya Alo’s story is fascinating to follow. Fans of sports documentaries and ESPN’s 30 for 30 shouldn’t miss this film.
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