Directed by Amy Wendel | USA | 2011 | 90min | (Q&A)
Confronted with an opportunity to reach beyond her means, Luz Garcia (Corina Calderon) is faced with a seemingly impossible situation. She must find enough money to attend college or she will be destined to a life of flipping burgers. BENAVIDES BORN is not simply the biography of Luz, but the tale of countless women in some of the most rural areas of Texas. It is the story of people who become stuck in the most decrepit parts of the world, not because they do not have the mental or physical capacity to leave, but because of their poor financial, societal or political circumstances. Luz, pushed to the brink of hopelessness, decides to enter the State Powerlifting Championship. Her goal is to win and collect the prize money to pay for college; however, her plan is not as black-and-white as she thought, and her journey leads her to see her problem on a much larger level. - Julia Speace
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