JessZilla

dir. Emily Sheskin / 2023 / USA / 89min.
Jesselyn Silva is a 3x national boxing champion. As Jesselyn is on the cusp of making the Junior Olympic team, she is forced to face her toughest battle yet – a cancer diagnosis.

Jesselyn Silva is a 3x national boxing champion. As Jesselyn is on the cusp of making the Junior Olympic team, she is forced to face her toughest battle yet – a cancer diagnosis.

duration:
89 min
country / year of production:
USA / 2023
director:
Emily Sheskin
cinematography:
Paul Yee
producer:
Ben Kainz / Versus
selected festivals and awards:
2023 – DOC NYC New York, 2023 – Atlanta FF: Special Mention Documentary Feature, 2023 – IDFA, Amsterdam
sections:
We Can Be Heroes
competitions:
Best Debut Award
tags:
USA sport relations growing up family

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