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We need to embrace conflict | Maria Tran | TEDxYouth@Sydney

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Published on Jan 17, 2018

We’re usually taught to avoid conflict, but what happens if we embrace it? By better understanding the stories of her refugee parents and through learning martial arts, actor and screen fight coordinator Maria Tran describes why she believes we need to embrace conflict.

Maria Tran is a martial artist, actor, filmmaker & screen fight coordinator. With a background in psychology, filmmaking and working as an artist across culturally diverse communities she went on to making international action blockbusters such as “Fist of the Dragon” & Death Mist” in China and “Tracer” in Vietnam. In 2016, Tran worked on Jackie Chan’s “Bleeding Steel” movie filmed in Sydney before heading on Warner Bros shark movie “MEG” in New Zealand. Her recent projects include ABC iview Hong Kong police homage “Tiger Cops” and completing her documentary “Quest for Jackie Chan!”. Maria Tran was nominated and won the Breakout Female Action Star (Feature Film Category) at the 2016 Action on Film International Festival for her role “Zhen” in Roger Corman’s Fist of the Dragon. Maria Tran is a martial artist, actor, filmmaker & screen fight coordinator. With a background in psychology, filmmaking and working as an artist across culturally diverse communities she went on to making international action blockbusters such as “Fist of the Dragon” & Death Mist” in China and “Tracer” in Vietnam. In 2016, Tran worked on Jackie Chan’s “Bleeding Steel” movie filmed in Sydney before heading on Warner Bros shark movie “MEG” in New Zealand. Her recent projects include ABC iview Hong Kong police homage “Tiger Cops” and completing her documentary “Quest for Jackie Chan!”. Maria Tran was nominated and won the Breakout Female Action Star (Feature Film Category) at the 2016 Action on Film International Festival for her role “Zhen” in Roger Corman’s Fist of the Dragon. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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