Like many 17-year-old girls, Shadya Zoabi enjoys listening to music and hanging out with her friends. But unlike most other girls, Shadya is also a world champion in karate, a feminist in a male-dominated culture and a Muslim Arab living in Israel. The documentary film "Shadya" tells her story over the course of two years, as she journeys from teenage girl to woman, from daughter to wife and from one family to another, and is the coming of age story of a young woman struggling to balance her dreams with tradition and cultural expectation.
"Shadya" plays in Darwin 102 on Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. and is presented by Associated Student Productions. For more information, visit the ASP website at www.sonoma.edu/as/asp.