Baglar

2016, documentary, Turkey, 80 minutes, directors: Berke Baş & Melis Birder

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 2:30PM | NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE | TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
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Bağlar is a district within Turkey’s largest Kurdish city, Diyarbakir. It’s at the centre of a decades-long struggle between the Turkish State and the Kurdish Rebel Movement. In this environment, Gokhan Yildirim, a primary school teacher, created a sports club to offer an alternative vision for hundreds of local youth. Now the boys’ basketball team dreams of reaching the national championships, while looking to rise above prejudice, poverty and political turmoil.

Rated: 14A

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Prison Fight

2015, documentary, Canada, 16 minutes, director: Robert Pilichowski

Two men from opposite ends of the world have only one thing in common: Muay Thai kickboxing. One is trying to deal with the murder of his brother; the other is incarcerated in a maximum-security prison. They meet in the ring in Thailand.

Rated: 14A

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