Parents across America are eagerly signing their kids up for Pankration – cage fighting for children as young as 5 years. Meanwhile, in Thailand, children of the same age are brutally fighting for their family’s survival. With the help of professional Mixed Martial Artists and coaches, Early Childhood Development experts, Sports Psychologists, Sociologists, Sports Pediatricians and Pediatric Neurologists we explore the sociological, physical, developmental and cultural impacts of children’s Pankration in the USA.
Director: Holly Elissa
Style: Cinéma Vérité
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