July 14, Saturday

Supergirl (2016)

Directed by Jessie Auritt
USA | PG | Documentary | English | 80 min
Venue: A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Manarat Al Saadiyat
Time: Jul 14, 7:00pm, Jul 15, 7:30pm

When a nine-year-old girl breaks a powerlifting world record, she turns into an international phenomenon 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 thrusts her into news headlines. SUPERGIRL 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 jeopardize her future in powerlifting. 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.