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DRAGON GIRLS

East Coast Premiere

This exuberant film tells the tale of three adolescent girls studying to become fighters at the largest kung fu academy in China. These three faces (among 26,000) spend every waking moment training, managing injuries and coping with the school's intense (and often abusive) discipline policies. DRAGON GIRLS celebrates the athleticism of kung fu, explores the struggles of adolescence in an intensely controlled environment and reveals the troublesome practices involved in making fighters out of teenage girls. – ALH

SCREENINGS

June 22, 6:00 p.m.
Goethe Inst
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June 23, 12:15 p.m.
Newseum
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FILM DETAILS

Directors: Inigo Westmeier
Country: Germany
Year: 2012
Running Time (minutes): 90
Language: Chinese with English subtitles Film Guide Features