“The film celebrates the bravery of Maria and her no-less impressive family, and by extension all who fight for women’s rights in the region.”

Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter


“Heidenrich’s rousing doc shows that there’s much more at stake than a gold medal whenever Toorpakai takes the court.”

Patrick Mullen, Point of View Magazine


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