Project of the Day: Canadian Woman Vies for the Right to Freestyle Wrestle at the 2012 Olympics
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An image from "The Sticking Place Interactive Documentary"
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"The Sticking Place Interactive Documentary"
An imaginative interactive documentary about Leah Callahan, a Canadian women’s freestyle wrestler vying for a spot at the 2012 Olympics
The Sticking Place is an imaginative interactive documentary about Leah Callahan, a women's freestyle wrestler currently ranked number two in Canada. At Nationals Leah narrowly lost in the last second to the ten-time National Champion. Surviving doubt, elation, breakdowns and revelations, now is Leah's chance to win the one spot to the 2012 Olympics. The film follows Leah's quest via an interactive multimedia website, where viewers are asked to actively participate in the act of storytelling itself. The Sticking Place challenges viewers to playfully but critically examine conventional truisms about what it means to have a dream and follow it.
Co-Director/Producer/Editor: Josephine Anderson
Co-Director/Producer/Editor: Brittany Baxter
About the Production:
"Leah is an absolutely inspiring woman, the kind of person who is fearlessly bold and honest. Leah is especially honest with herself—resisting the nicely polished, glorified version of the Olympic dream, and always critically reflecting on her choice to compromise so much in order to compete as an elite wrestler. The real reason we have fallen in love with Leah’s story is because she helps us to re-imagine wrestling and the Olympic dream as but one tool that can be used to lead an enriching life. By entering into Leah’s journey, we are able to reconsider our own." -- Josephine Anderson
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