We’re told, “be strong,” “work through it” and “keep going.” Easier said than done but a new documentary is aiming to inspire you and others to be strong and change the world for the better.
The Warrior One film follows 11 Florida teens as they overcome adversity and rise up through a leadership and fitness program.
The girls are taken from the beaches of Florida through a personal and physical journey that culminates in the peaks of Machu Picchu in Peru, one of the seven wonders of the world.
“I have personally and professionally witnessed the power of adventure-based programs to change people’s lives in long-lasting positive ways,” said Jill Wheeler who wrote and produced the film.
Wheeler says the greatest success for her is how the girls come out of the program.
“To personally experience a girl’s transformation from ‘I am not good at anything and have no worth’ to ‘I am good enough as I am and know I can do anything I set my mind to’ is the greatest success. This is my contribution,” said Wheeler.
As part of the program, the girls work out with a personal trainer, learn yoga and have weekly leadership group sessions meant to help them overcome self-esteem issues and learn positives ways to cope with depression, body issues, abuse and poverty among other things.
“These girls have incredible stories to share, stories that will inspire other teens across the country and all over the world,” said Wheeler.
The film has premiered at the Naples International Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival and the Tulipanes Film Festival in Michigan.
Interested in watching it?
Catch the documentary on Thursday, Sept. 24th at 6: 30 p.m.
O Cinema Wynwood
90 NW 29th Street
The rest of the details?
Tickets are $20 online and at the door. For more info, click here.
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