The Elephant and the Bicycle

France, 2014, animation, 9 min, dir: Olesya Shchukina

Saturday, May 21, 2016 | 2:30PM | TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX

One day while tending to his work as a street cleaner an elephant sees a billboard advertising a bicycle. This is the minute the elephant’s life changes: he has to get that bicycle whatever the cost. 

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Netherlands, 2014, fiction, 15 min, dir: Mari Sanders

Daan discovers his mother’s old swimming medals and is inspired to take up the sport. But when she tells him that she had to give up swimming because of a heart condition and is worried that he might inherit the same problem, Daan has to decide whether to heed his mother’s wishes or pursue his dreams in spite of her fears.

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gabriel reports on the world cup

Netherlands, 2014, documentary, 17 min, dir: Els van Driel

When fourteen-year-old Gabriel learns that a new rail line is being developed straight through his neighbourhood for the 2014 World Cup, he turns to journalism. Creating a blog and uploading images of demolished houses and forced evictions, Gabriel attempts to fight inequality and stand up for his rights.