Freedom Fields

with Little Miss Sumo

 Friday, June 7, 2019 | 7:00pm | TIFF Bell Lightbox | Cinema 4  

Freedom Fields

2018, documentary, Libya/UK/Netherlands/US/Qatar, 97 min, dir: Naziha Arebi

As Libya descends into civil war and the utopian hopes of the Arab Spring begin to fade, a group of young women pursue their own dream: playing international soccer and representing their country. More accidental activists than rabble rousers, these women fight for access to equipment and playing space, while facing a backlash from powerful interests who believe that they should not be playing sport at all.

Screening with

Little Miss Sumo

2018, documentary, UK, 18 min, dir: Matt Kay    Canadian premiere

Female sumo wrestling champion Hiyori confronts obstacles both inside and outside the ring in her attempt to change Japan’s national sport..

2019 Schedule

Thursday, June 6

Wrestle @ 7pm


Friday, June 7

Freedom Fields @ 7pm


Saturday, June 8

Long Time Coming @ 4pm


Saturday, June 8

Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation @ 7pm

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