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World Premiere

Director: Gerald Ding

Belarus, Thailand, United States, 2018, 9 min

Festival Year:2019

Category:Documentary Short

Cast:Gianna Smith

Crew:Cinematographer/DP: Tyler Haft - Colorist: Jaime O'Bradovich - Editor: Will Butler - Sound Editors: Drazen Bosnjak, JB Saint Pol, Zack Rice, Zlaya Loud - Composers: Drazen Bosnjak, Zack Rice - Digital Effects: Manu Gaulot - Conform Editor: Manu Gaulot - 2nd Unit Director of Photography: David Perez - Still Photographer: David Perez - Gaffer: Leyna Rowan - Key Grip: Jack Newton - Animator: Kareem Scurry - Animation Lead: Marika Cowan


After a violent army brat childhood in Fayetteville, Gianna Smith finds an outlet for her past through the combat sport Muay Thai and embarks on a bone breaking odyssey fighting in the rings of New York and Thailand, until she sets her sights on a world championship in Belarus. Throughout her adrenalized journey, Gianna endures the unimaginable as she pushes herself beyond the breaking point of most athletes and fighters, standing strong at just 105 lbs

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