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Butterflies and Hurricanes (60 min)
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EDITOR'S NOTE
Viewed by over 600 people from around the world during the month of October, Butterflies and Hurricanes was one of 31 films to be featured in the Imagining Ourselves Online Film Festival.  For more information or to obtain a copy of the film visit Film Fatale Productions.  
Butterflies and Hurricanes follows Alisanne (Ali) Casey, a female Muay Thai boxer, 24 hours before, during and after one of her fights.

Filmed during a championship match in Las Vegas, the film takes the audience behind the scenes as Ali goes through the process of weighing-in and preparing herself mentally and physically for her bout.

From Salt Lake to Bangkok to New York City, I interview Ali's trainers, peers and colleagues and offer insights into her life in and out of the boxing ring.

In my opinion, the most remarkable thing about this film is Ali's determination to stay true to herself and her goals in spite of overwhelming disapproval, especially by people closest to her. I was inspired by her relentlessness in the face of adversity, taking what was a crushing defeat and using it to fuel her training for her next fight. She never stops learning, improving herself and overcoming her limits.

She is resilient, shrugging off her "Team A-cup" training figure, reveling in her own strength and abilities and finding humor in the "cat fight" themed, buxom-babe promotions of other female fighters. She also serves as an amazing example of how young women in their thirties and beyond can and are redefining their possibilities, roles and lives.

This documentary is my glimpse into one woman's struggle to achieve professional and personal fulfillment by virtue of her own blood, sweat and tears.

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