Screening with Mama Agatha
Saturday, June 09, 2018 | 1:30pm | TIFF Bell Lightbox | Cinema 4
2017, documentary, Belgium, 54 min, dir: Kenneth Michiels North American premiere
An immigrant from Senegal, Moussa volunteers to coach BX Brussels’ 12- and 13-year-old team. The players are themselves immigrants, dealing with the challenges of a new country, pressures at home, and life in the Belgian capital’s more troubling neighbourhoods, where one child in three lives at the poverty line. Through all this, and lopsided losses, Moussa tries to forge a community based on sportsmanship on the field and respect for cultural differences off of it.
2015, documentary, Netherlands, 16 min, dir: Fadi Hindash Toronto premiere
Once a week, Mama Agatha, a fixture in Amsterdam’s Ghanaian community, teaches a group of immigrant women how to ride a bicycle.