Opening night: Friday, June 8, 2018 | 6:30pm | TIFF Bell Lightbox | Cinema 3
2017, documentary, Spain, 71 min, dir: Manuel Tera North American premiere
Swimmers from developing nations, looking to be the first from their country to qualify for the Olympics, train at a state-of-the-art sports centre in Thailand. Accustomed to training in oceans or lakes, they struggle every day to break boundaries and overcome many hurdles to achieve their dreams. But with the guidance of a world-class coach, they have one year left to improve on their personal bests and achieve their dreams.
Ride for Promise
2018, documentary, Canada, 23 min, dir: Sherien Barsoum Toronto premiere
A young man embarks on a nation-wide adventure – cycling from Vancouver to Halifax – challenging Canadians about their perceptions of racialized youth living in marginalized communities.