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LITTLE MISS SUMO

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SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 28, 2019
1:00pm
Brava Theater Center
San Francisco, CA

This film is playing as part of the SPORTY SHORTS COLLECTION

FILM DETAILS:
Duration: 19 minutes
Country: Japan, UK, USA
Year: 2018
Language: Japanese, English
Website: Walks of Life Film

SYNOPSIS:
Banned from competing professionally Hiyori will retire at the age of 21. Simultaneously juggling newfound revelations whilst preparing for the biggest tournament of her life, Hiyori is forced to question the reason females are forbidden from professional wrestling and why most women retire before their peak. She has the drive and ambition, but is that going to be enough to succeed in a country and sport that is overwhelmingly led by tradition and protocol?

DIRECTOR: Matt Kay

DIRECTOR BIO:
Matt Kay is an award winning British documentary filmmaker. He co-founded Walks Of Life Films in 2012 concentrating on producing socially conscious documentaries. In the past eight years he’s directed and shot a variety of projects for online and broadcast, whether it be in Egypt during the Arab Spring or a Brazilian favela during the World Cup. Little Miss Sumo is his first festival documentary.

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