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Girl Wrestler (2003)

Tara is thirteen. She likes to go to the mall... and she wrestles boys.

Director:

Diane Zander
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Margaret Bryant Margaret Bryant ... As herself
James Neal James Neal
Tara Neal Tara Neal ... As herself
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Tara is thirteen. She likes to go to the mall... and she wrestles boys. On her journey to the national championship matches, she battles critics who believe girls should not wrestle boys, she struggles with her father's expectations for her performance, and she fights with her own body to control her weight. GIRL WRESTLER is an hour-long documentary that follows Tara Neal, a girl who challenges cultural expectations of what sport she should compete in and, most importantly, whom she should wrestle. It documents a crucial moment in Tara's participation in wrestling; it is the last year that Texas' athletic association will allow her to wrestle boys. When Tara enters high school, her opportunities for competition will practically disappear because there are so few girls who wrestle. From allegations of referee bias against girl wrestlers, to coaches at the national tournament who proclaim their vehement hatred of Title IX (the federal statute that grants women's athletics ... Written by Diane Zander

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Tara likes to go to the mall...and she wrestles boys.

Genres:

Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$230,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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