Jewish girl record-breaking power-lifter
In the testosterone-fuelled sport of power-lifting, the last person one expects to see is a slight Orthodox Jewish girl. Since she began competitively lifting at the age of eight, under the coaching of her father, Naomi “Supergirl” Kutin has consistently shocked spectators and lifters alike, lifting nearly three times her bodyweight and breaking one record after another.
Naomi is the subject of documentary “Supergirl” to be show at the For Film’s Sake festival at Sydney’s Event Cinema in George St on April 30 at 10:00am.
Nicknamed “Supergirl” by her parents, she has become an international media sensation, appearing on multiple television shows and amassing thousands of fans on social media.
SUPERGIRL follows Naomi as she prepares for two major life events—her Bat Mitzvah, the symbolic entrance to womanhood in Jewish tradition, and the biggest power-lifting competition of her life, where she is attempting to break a new world record in the 97 pound weight class. Along with the universal struggles of adolescence, Naomi must deal with strict religious traditions, cyber-bullying, and health issues. Things take a sudden turn for the worse after a contest, leaving Naomi’s future in power-lifting unknown and her identity thrown into crisis. Can she still be “Supergirl” if she can no longer break world records?
Naomi lives in New Jersey. The film was shot over a three-year period when she was ten to thirteen. She is now 14.
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