Kick in Iran
Iran has a new heroine: Sara Khoshjamal, the first female to represent Iran in the Olympics. This revealing documentary is as much about Sara’s relationship to Tae Kwon Do as it is about her politically charged journey to the 2008 Olympics. At one point we hear a prayer leader decry women’s participation in international sporting competitions as prostitution and the first step toward fornication. Since women are forbidden to train with men, this is a woman’s world; supportive female relationships, especially between Sara and her Tae Kwon Do master, are central to this gem of a film.