Media Room

Dragon Girls

Screenings

Sat, Apr 27 9:15 PM
The Royal Cinema

Not Available

Mon, Apr 29 10:30 AM
The ROM Theatre

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Sun, May 5 11:00 AM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Not Available

Sun, May 5 6:30 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Not Available


90 minutes | Germany  | (Subtitled) Chinese  | North American Premiere | Rating: PG


The Shaolin Tagu Kung Fu school, located next to the Shaolin Temple Monastery—the birthplace of kung fu—is home to over 20,000 students. In a breathtaking display of skill and precision, the entire student body practises their discipline en masse and in perfect unison, captured beautifully by Inigo Westmeier’s camera. Dragon Girls follows three young female students living far away from their homes and families. They sacrifice the luxuries of childhood, like days off, playtime and seeing their parents, for the honour, success, respect and awe they will gain from their training. The physical and mental exhaustion and constant drive for perfection weigh heavily on the young warriors in training, yet it’s hoped that by graduation they will have learned how to fly and the gain will have been worth the struggle. Lynne Crocker

WINNER - Best International Feature Documentary Award, Hot Docs 2013


Media Coverage

Director(s)
Inigo Westmeier

Producer(s)
Inigo Westmeier
Andreas Simon

Executive Producer(s)
Tom Wommer

Writer(s)
Inigo Westmeier
Benjamin Quabeck

Cinematographer(s)
Inigo Westmeier

Editor(s)
Benjamin Quabeck

Composer(s)
Philip Stegers

Sound
Clemens Becker

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