Family Screening: Salluit Run Club
2016, documentary, Canada, 32 minutes, director: Abdullah Kafashe
Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 2:00PM | TORONTO PREMIERE | TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
Seven Inuit youth travel from their home village in the Canadian Arctic all the way to Hawaii to complete in a half-marathon. Their stories reveal the challenges of living in an isolated Northern fly-in village while also providing a window into the strengths these young people possess. The youth share what running means to them and how training for this event has affected their lives. In turn, they are now travelling to other Inuit villages in the region of Nunavik (Northern Quebec) and sharing the film and their stories with peer audiences.
THE BOY WHO LEARNED TO FLY
2016, animation, US, 7 minutes, directors: Limbert Fabian & Jake Wyatt
From humble beginnings to his ascendance on the world stage, sprinter Usain Bolt found a way to fly past the pressure, discover the joy of running, and become the fastest man alive.
2015, documentary, US, 16 minutes, director: Nora Ballard
Demanding both physical strength and grace, synchronized swimming is a place where these teenage girls train, compete, try to fit in, and learn who they are.