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Fight Like A Girl

A journey of a novice-white belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu female trainee. Yoon Young finds it stressful to admit that there is a gap between inborn strengths. However, she learns jiujitsu spirit to subvert such inborn rules of the world. She gradually comprehends herself as a woman and gets the idea that being the weak at the moment means a great possibility to be stronger in the future.

  • Yoon Young Lee
  • Hee Jin Lee
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    여자답게 싸워라
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  • Runtime:
    32 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Sony
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The 19th Seoul International Women's Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    June 3, 2017
    World Premiere
  • 13th Incheon Women's Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    July 15, 2017
  • Incheon Independent Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    August 19, 2017
  • DMZ International Documentary Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    September 21, 2017
  • The 11th Film Festival for Women's Rights
    Korea, Republic of
    September 23, 2017
    Jury Prize
  • Jeju Women's Film Festival
    Audience Award
  • GwangJu Women's Film Festival

    Korea, Republic of
    November 25, 2017
  • The 3rd GosiChon Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    November 25, 2017
  • DaeGu Social Welfare FIlm Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    April 7, 2018
  • Artemis Film Festival
    Santa Monica, CA
    United States
    April 28, 2018
    Best Short Documentary- Action
  • Wonju Women's Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    July 6, 2018
Director Biography - Yoon Young Lee

I am trying to lead my career as a videographer as well as being a competent freelancer. I still find it hard to have a balance between works and working out. I believe feminism can be a jackpot in industry. It's what is needed in this world. I’m planning to challenge other various visual art forms such as visual effects, animation, or web cartoon to match what I do for a living and what makes me happy. I want to be a digital nomad too.

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Director Statement

For all the people who couldn’t put up with themselves being the weak. Especially women. This documentary is about a journey to comprehend self-hatred, being a girl. This story refers feminism but deeper subject would be ‘reclaiming the identity of the weak themselves’. I wanted to encourage people who felt vulnerable at the very obstacle, so-called an innate gap between the strong and the weak. “A weaker person can beat the stronger one.” That’s the spirit of jiujitsu and it gives people HOPE to train and encourage themselves to subvert the rules of current world. The protagonist shows empowerment to beat difficult conditions despite the weakness of her own. She realizes it's the key to restore her identity, keeping an attitude ‘Fight Like A Girl’.