POSTED BY: San Francisco Film Society
CREATED: Saturday, April 25, 2015
T-Rex is a documentary film about 17-year-old Claressa Shields, a.ka. “T-Rex”, a young African-American female boxer who beats the odds by taking home a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics. Fueled by her passion and endurance, Claressa overcomes personal, social and economic challenges to become the first Olympic female boxing champion. Her story will inspire students to think about their own goals and to envision overcoming challenges. A classroom screening of the film may complement a Social Studies, African-American Studies, Gender Studies or Health curriculum. Taught in conjunction with this guide, the film will invite students to think critically about the relationship between opportunity and class, race, and gender.