Documentary on Teen Judoka, Teshya Alo

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Greetings,

I hope this message finds you well. We recently reached out to you on behalf of America ReFramed, a documentary series on public television. Thank you for helping to promote the national broadcast premiere of WINNING GIRL. Check local listings for air dates/times in your area (WORLD Channel) or stream the documentary online here.

We also invite you to join a special Asian Pacific American Heritage Month online chat next Thursday, May 21 at 9pm ET in partnership with the Center for Asian American Media and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. RSVP for this free event here.

Please feel free to share these free resources through networks. Thank you again!

Best wishes,

Theresa Navarro
Associate Producer


Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Programs

  • Wednesday, May 13: WINNING GIRL full episode ONLINE
    Stream here
  • Tuesday, May 19 at 8/7c: CAMBODIAN SON broadcast
    Featuring discussion with community organizers from the 1-Love Movement and Southeast Asian Freedom Network
    Trailer
  • Thursday, May 21 at 9pm ET: Live, online chat with CAMBODIAN SON filmmaker, Center for Asian American Media & Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
    RSVP

Now Streaming: Winning Girl


Synopsis of Winning Girl

Teshya Alo is 16 years old and weighs 125 pounds. But on the judo and wrestling mats, she throws women twice her age and many pounds heavier. And she beats boys. Now she has her sights set on taking gold at both the judo and wrestling world championships. If she does, she'd be the first and youngest athlete ever to win world championships in two different sports in the same year. But it won't be easy.

Teshya lives in Hawai'i and the cost to travel to mainland tournaments drains her family's resources. She's a student at Kamehameha Schools and she's going through puberty. Winning Girl follows the four-year journey of this part-Polynesian teenage judo and wrestling phenomenon from Hawai'i, and in doing so tells the dynamic story of an elite athlete on her ascent, a girl facing the challenges of growing up, and an entire family dedicated to a single dream.

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