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With incredible access, TEAM MERYLAND is a beautiful & riveting, fly-on-the-wall portrait of a young girl from Watts, South Central LA with a second chance to achieve greatness through boxing.
In the projects of Watts, Meryland Gonzales, a twelve-year-old female boxer trains to be crowned the 2019 Junior Olympics champion after losing at the 2018 competition all while reliving a past medical trauma that forces her to fight for her life. Meanwhile, her parents, immigrants from Michoacán, Mexico work tirelessly to give their miracle child a shot at achieving her dreams.
Filmmaker Gabriel Gaurano embeds himself into this family’s life and takes a deep dive into Meryland’s complex past and her current fight to win gold.
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