Independent Lens

Season 8 Episode 10

Shadya

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jan 16, 2007 on PBS
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Shadya
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Shadya is a world champion black belt in karate who lives in a Muslim village in the Middle East. Women are not allowed to practice sport where she lives. Consequently, Shadya must live on her own so that she can practice martial arts and not disgrace her family at the same time. This documentary film by Courtney Hayes tells the story of how the seventeen-year-old comes of age while living in a religious of society.moreless

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