Netflix are gearing up to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 with the release of what looks to be a fantastic Netflix original documentary short, Ladies First. Directed by Uraaz Bahl with Shaana Levy-Bahl serving as producer, the documentary short will tell the inspirational and compelling story of Deepika Kumari who was born on the roadside in rural India to abject poverty. Going out in search of food, she stumbled across the art of archery, and within just four years became the world’s number one archer.
Deepika’s journey from her earliest days in rural India all the way up to her competitive moments in Rio de Janeiro, where she fought to become the first Indian woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal, will be followed in the documentary, and we’ve now finally got our first glimpse of what we should expect when the short hits the streaming service. You can check out this week’s newly-released trailer for Ladies First below:
For those who know Deepika’s story, they know that she won a gold medal in 2010’s Commonwealth Games, before moving on to compete in the Women’s Individual and Women’s Team events in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Her team finished eighth at the time. Deepika then went on to become a part of the team qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics, but the group crashed out of the competition in their quarterfinal match against Russia.
The documentary should prove to be an emotional and exciting one for fans of sport, and those who enjoy watching the story of an underdog. Netflix continue to pump out great and unique content, paving the way for more like it in the future.
This week has been a fantastic one for Netflix, with their stock hitting an all-time high and the company now being worth over $130 billion. The bump to the stock prices came on Friday when they went up by 3.7% and pushed the overall value of each share to just over $300.
Ladies First comes to Netflix on International Women’s Day, March 8.
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