Marathon Boy screening launches CSFF 2012 in Toronto

(May 30 – Toronto) The Canadian Sport Film Festival arrived in Toronto for the 4th annual CSFF with a free pre-screening last night in Toronto at Innis Town Hall.

The event featured the screening of the UK/India/US co-production of the documentary Marathon Boy, which profiles Budhia, a young Indian boy who runs marathons before the age of 5, and the people who struggle to control him. A complex film that deals with issues of child welfare, athletic training and accomplishment, and the importance of sport to national identity, Marathon Boy was screened with the short film, The Ball.

The film screening was followed by an audience discussion moderated by Dr. Bruce Kidd, Warden of Hart House at the University of Toronto, and an accomplished scholar, athlete, and activist.

 

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