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New Documentary “Good Ol Girl” Showcases the Lives of Modern Cowgirls

March 6, 2020 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Good Ol Girl, which premieres at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin on March 13, follows the stories of three modern cowgirls: Sarah Lemoine Knox, Mandy Dauses, and Martha Santos. Knox is a lawyer in Coleman who struggles with one day taking over her family’s ranch; Dauses is the general manager of a cow-calf operation in Forestburg who dreams of becoming a mother; and Santos is a young college graduate who has a difficult time finding entry-level work while her family’s Laredo land shrinks because of urbanization. Although the three are based in different parts of Texas, they ultimately find common ground in their experiences as women in a male-dominated industry.

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