Screening with The Language of Ball
Sunday, June 10, 2018 | 1:00pm | TIFF Bell Lightbox | Cinema 4
2018, documentary, US, 82 min, dirs: Benjamin Cummings & Orson Cummings Canadian premiere
The Bees basketball team from Bridgehampton High School defies stereotypes of The Hamptons, the seaside playground for New York’s well-to-do. Preparing to defend their state championship, the Bees are a symbol of hope for an historic African-American community that is struggling to survive racial discrimination and absurd income inequality in one of the wealthiest districts in the country.
The Language of Ball
2017, fiction, US, 9 min, dir: Ramón Rodríguez
Ahmed, a teenager from Yemen, meets Justin on a basketball court. Their journey through New York’s neighbourhoods and cultures is a tale of hope, compassion, and chance meetings.