Directed by: Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper
Total Runtime: 91 min
Country of Origin: United States
Audience Award, San Francisco International Film Festival; Official Selection: Hot Docs, South by Southwest.
“A refreshingly new kind of protagonist for the boxing champion narrative.”
In 2012, women’s boxing becomes an Olympic sport for the first time. Fighting for gold is Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, just 17 years old, and by far the youngest competitor. Hailing from Flint, Michigan, Claressa is undefeated, and that dedication extends beyond the ring. She is fiercely loyal to her family – even when her family’s instability and addictions threaten to derail her dream. As she gets closer to realizing her goals, Claressa’s relationships with her coach and her family grow tense, but she is determined to see her plan through and take home a medal. She desperately wants to take her family to a better, safer place – and winning a gold medal could be her only chance to make that happen.