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The Funding and Distribution of a Feature-Length Documentary

January 28, 2016

By Sarah Stacke

© Zackary Canepari

Claressa Shields, the young boxing champion and central character in Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper's documentary, T-Rex

“We had no idea that she would actually win the gold when we started following her,” says photographer and filmmaker Zackary Canepari, who co-directed the 86-minute documentary film. Drawn to Flint from California after reading a one-paragraph blurb about the young fighter, Canepari and co-director Drea Cooper met Shields, whose boxing name is T-Rex, the weekend of her 17th birthday....

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