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Kick Like a Girl motion picture, 2008
- Mackenzie, Jenny
- Kick Like a Girl motion picture
- 2008 (inclusive)20082008
- 1 DVD
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- The Kick Like a Girl motion picture (2008) is a documentary film about the Mighty Cheetahs, a girls' soccer team competing in a boys' league in Salt Lake City, Utah. Filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie was the coach of the team.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
At the age of 42, Dr. Jenny Mackenzie left her career as a social worker to become a documentary filmmaker. Mackenzie was inspired to make a film about her daughter's soccer team after the team's consistent success compelled the coach (also Mackenzie) to move the team into a boys' league. The resulting film was selected for film festivals across the country and won awards at the Danville International Children's Film Festival (best short film), the Newport International Film Festival (best children's short) and the Utah Arts Festival (best short film). It has been nominated for a "Billie" award (named after Billie Jean King) for the positive portrayal of women and girls in the media.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Kick Like a Girl motion picture (2008) is a documentary film about the Mighty Cheetahs, a girls' soccer team competing in a boys' league in Salt Lake City, Utah. Filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie was the coach of the team. This film is available to view on DVD.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the A1120 must be obtained from the Special Collections Multimedia Archivist.
Initial Citation: Kick Like a Girl motion picture A1120, Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Kick Like a Girl
From DVD jacket: "Kick Like a Girl is the story of what happens when "The Mighty Cheetahs," an undefeated third grade girls soccer team competes in the boys division. With humor and candor this documentary reveals the reality of the boy-girl issues and what "kick like a girl" really means on and off the playing field. The film is narrated by 8-year-old Lizzie, a self described soccer girl, who doesn't let juvenile diabetes, elbow blocks ir grass stains interfere with her desire to compete." The film was made in Salt Lake City by Jenny Mackenzie, the coach of the team and includes interviews with the girls on the team, their male opponents, parents, and experts on youth sports. It focuses on how the girls' teamwork and good sportsmanship led to their continued success.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Girls' sports
- Salt Lake City (Utah)
Form or Genre Terms
- Moving images