There's no underestimating man's beetle-browed jones to exploit anything and anyone small and weak for fun and profit, so perhaps it's no surprise that Thailand hosts a thriving sports culture centered on the kickboxing matches between eight-year-old girls. Kellstein's pint-size doc tells us right off that there are some 30,000 girl boxers in the country, supporting a betting spectator-sphere that must number in the millions, and then it trains in on two such fighters, petite third-graders Pet and Stam, upon whose bludgeoning prowess and strong jaws depends thousands of wagered baht and even the fate of the family home. Little girls' arms are routinely broken, we're told, and their battle prep involves body oil and lipstick. How this mad nonsense got started—as a 21st-century upgrade from cockfighting?—is one of many larger questions Kellstein never answers. Like so many safe, "personal"... More >>>