Making Maya (2003)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

An aspiring female basketball star from a low-income neighborhood contends with personal failure, sexual confusion, and a turbulent relationship with her alcoholic mother while attempting to beat the odds and become a top athlete. Maya knows that her chances of becoming a professional athlete are slim to none, but her inner-drive and passion for street basketball truly set her apart from the pack. Now, as Maya and her best friend Mars practice on the court and reach for the stars, their efforts to escape their cycle of poverty and accomplish something truly substantial finally start to pay off.



against-all-odds, athlete, basketball, coming-of-age, dreams-of-success, family-dynamics, poverty