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United States | 2016 | 80 min | English | Jessie Auritt

When a nine-year-old girl breaks a power lifting world record, she turns into an international sensation and ‘Supergirl’ is born. Naomi Kutin seems like a typical Orthodox Jewish pre-teen, until her extraordinary talent transforms the lives of her family and hurls her into news headlines.

The film follows Naomi’s unique coming-of-age story as she fights to hold on to her title while navigating the perils of adolescence – from strict religious obligations to cyber-bullying, and health issues which could jeopardise her future in power lifting.

Can she still be Supergirl if she can no longer break world records? With a passionate family supporting her each step of the way, Naomi must learn to accept herself and discover she is as strong inside as she is outside.

*Director Jessie Auritt will attend the Festival in Wellington & Auckland. A Q&A will follow the screenings.

  • Wellington |
    The Roxy

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  • Auckland |
    Q Theatre

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  • NZ Premiere