In 2012, the U.N. voted India the worst place for women to live among G20 nations. It’s a tough place for girls to grow up – and even tougher for them to pursue their dreams.
But that’s exactly what Deepika Kumari did. Born into poverty in rural India, Deepika went in search of food when she was 12 and stumbled upon archery. “When I started, I didn’t even know a sport like archery existed,” she admits.
At the age of 18, she became the world’s number one archer.
Her story has been beautifully captured by director Uraaz Bahl, executive producer Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and producer Shaana Levy in the award-winning documentary Ladies First.
The film will debut on Netflix on International Women’s Day (March 8) and will leave you feeling inspired, empowered and very impressed.