Minnesota Mean

Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):81
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Shiver Me Kimbers
Smoka Hontas
Hurtrude Stein
Diamond Rough
and Switch Please
Director:Dawn Mikkelson
Producer(s):Dawn Mikkelson
Cinematography:Jim Tittle
Nanne Sørvold
Cliff Dahlberg
& Dawn Mikkelson
Music By:Dessa
Editor:Dawn Mikkelson
Kimberly Brown
M'Daya Meliani
& Shawn Hissami


A year in the lives of six members of the Minnesota Roller Derby, as they compete to win the Hydra, the top international prize of the sport. When the star of the team gets injured, will her teammates find their own power? MINNESOTA MEAN is a human drama about the pounding heart of roller derby: powerful, self-sufficient women. It’s a vital and relevant story of triumph, loss, strength, determination, and a search for balance between individuality and community. How do women who pride themselves on their hard-won independence thrive in a sport that requires them to rely on a team?


How do they meet the full-time demands of the sport without sacrificing their own dreams for life outside the rink? A meditation on strength: in our bodies, our hearts, our minds, and our friendships.

Preceded by the short film “La Macana”.

See link below.

Included Shorts

La Macana (10min) More

Additional Information

This Film Presented in Honor of