Fri, June 8, 7pm: Seeing Ali with Baseball in the Time of Cholera and The Game Must Go On

Friday, 8 June 2012, 7 pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 4

Seeing Ali (2010)
Documentary / Canada / 48 min
Director: Martin Guerin
Ontario premiere

Local civic boosters Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, hosted a benefit dinner in 1983 to raise funds for the upcoming ‘Championnats sportifs du Québec’ and decided that the best way to promote their city was to try to secure former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali as the guest of honour.

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Baseball in the Time of Cholera (2012)
Documentary / Haiti / 28 min
Directors: David Darg & Bryn Mooser
Canadian premiere

Haiti’s cholera epidemic and the struggle for survival and justice are seen through the eyes of a young baseball player. Joseph is a member of the Tabbare Tigers, Haiti’s first little league baseball team. But as cholera strikes close to home he meets a Haitian lawyer fighting for compensation for the victims.

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The Game Must Go On (2010)
Documentary / Greece / 22 min
Directors: Angeliki Andrikopoulou & Argyris Tsepelikas
Canadian premiere

In a cramped street in a crowded Greek city, kids gather to play after school. The adults however protest the noise and flying soccer balls so close to their homes. So the kids take matters into their own hands: trying to convince civic leaders to build them a sport field.

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