Taft High School, the South Bronx. It’s known for being the first high school in the country to have metal detectors, but a group of pioneering women on the schools' wrestling team are looking to change that legacy and their lives. Shirley wants a college scholarship, Nyasia wants to get in shape, Mariam is juggling studies and sports, and Alba is a recent immigrant looking for a home. Shot over the course of more than two years, the film weaves together practices, matches, and at-home footage to create an intimate portrait of four young women and a team struggling to overcome the daily challenges around them.
Meet The Team
Coach Josh Lee
Coach Robert Carrillo
A heartfelt and somber semi-autobiographical look backward that nonetheless resonates as a universal story about the necessity—and sometimes painful cost—of survival.
October 23, 2022
A stark, shattering work but there’s a lot of meat on the bone, and Field gives viewers plenty to chew on… Tár is both Field and Blanchett’s orchestra, and they both get to share the title of maestro.
October 21, 2022
As masterful as the character it portrays, TÁR is a textured, finely calibrated, stunningly composed, and thoroughly contemporary study.
October 20, 2022
To combat health and social issues affecting youth in the South Bronx by using the the sport of wrestling and its principles of discipline, confidence, perseverance, and fitness as guidance.
Lucha Vida helps underprivileged youth become agents for social change through a holistic program that includes academic support, health & wellness, access to nutritious foods, mentorship, leadership development, and wrestling.