Celebrate a Young Jewish Powerlifter on This International Day of the Girl

October 11, 2017 —
Since 2011, October 11 has been known as the International Day of the Girl. Established by the United Nations, International Day of the Girl’s mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” October 11 is considered the day of action for the movement, whose intention is to fight for gender equality, social justice, and female empowerment — also known as GIRL POWER.

FilmRise supports female filmmakers and female-centric stories all year long. Today, on International Day of the Girl, we are proud to highlight a female-directed documentary that is all about an amazing girl!

Naomi may not wear a cape, but she is certainly still a Supergirl. The 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl seems like your typical pre-teen, navigating middle school and preparing for her Bat Mitzvah, but there’s something particularly unique about her: she is the strongest girl in the world! Powerlifting almost three times her bodyweight, Naomi brings new meaning to the phrase girl power! The inspirational documentary was filmed over three years, allowing viewers to truly experience the full power of Naomi’s coming of age. From dealing with health setbacks to religious obligations to cyber-bullying, Naomi proves herself to be strong on both the outside and inside.

This International Day of the Girl, don’t miss Supergirl, an enchanting documentary for all ages, available on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and Google Play!
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