Release Date: September 29th, 2000
DVD Release Date: March 27th, 2001
R |1 hr 53 minPlot Summary
Newcomer Michelle Rodriguez in an astounding performance alongside Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderon and Santiago Douglas. Nothing comes easy for Diana Guzman, a troubled girl on the brink of womanhood. Her teachers don't understand her, her father underestimates her and her friends are few. Diana struggles to find respect and dignity every day. Diana is a quick tempered young woman who finds discipline, self-respect and love in the most unlikely place -- a boxing ring.
Director: Karyn Kusama
Production Co: Green/Renzi, Independent Film Channel
Distributors: Columbia TriStar Home Video, Screen Gems
Keywords: Rise , 2000s , Father , Gritty , Inspiring , Transformation