Just saw this for the first time today. Looks like there is a new Muay Thai documentary in the works. This time though, the focus is on two 8 year old girls who are attempting to fight their way out of poverty earn money for their parents. You’d think it would be the other way around and the parents would be working harder to earn money for their 8 year old daughters (the it works in most countries) but it’s all too common in the poorer regions throughout the country. Here is the excerpt taken from the directors description.
Buffalo Girls tells the story of two 8-year-old-girls, Stam and Pet, both professional Muay Thai prizefighters. Set in small villages throughout rural Thailand, the film chronicles these young girls’ emotional and sometimes heartbreaking journey as they fight in small underground arenas to win prize-money to help provide for their families. After many months of training and a long schedule of fights, Stam and Pet fight each other for the 20 Kilo championship belt of Thailand and a cash prize that will change the winner’s life forever.
It definitely looks like it will be worth watching. For more information on the official release date and how you can watch it, you can view the website here.