Filmmaker Q&As highlight CSFF opening night

(June 8, Toronto) — The 2012 Canadian Sport Film Festival opened last night with two screenings at TIFF Bell Lightbox. The feature films included the UK/Rwanda/South Africa co-production, Africa United, a  touching tale of five children determined to walk their way through 7 countries to make it to the opening of the World Cup in Johannesburg; and the international premiere of A Mother’s Comeback, an intimate look at the struggles of a woman to return to the sport she loves after three decades away and the daughter who makes that happen.

The 2012 Canadian Sport Film Festival continues tonight with two screenings:

Audiences were treated to in-depth discussions with representatives of both films. Mark Blainey, co-producer of Africa United, participated in a wide-ranging conversation about the ideas behind the film’s conception and script. while the stars of A Mother’s Comeback, Rose-Marie and Sabine Millberg, treated the audience to the same camaraderie that had played such an important role in the film.

 

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