with Little Miss Sumo
Friday, June 7, 2019 | 7:00pm | TIFF Bell Lightbox | Cinema 4
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.
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..