Thurs, June 7, 7pm: Africa United with Skateistan

Thursday, 7 June 2012, 7pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 4

Africa United (2010)
Narrative / UK/South Africa/Rwanda / 84 min
Director: Debs Gardner-Paterson

This heartwarming film tells the story of Dudu, Beatrice, and Fabrice, three Rwandan children determined to get to Johannesburg in time for the opening of the 2010 World Cup. Their harrowing, poignant, and comical 3000-mile journey takes them across seven countries through an Africa few ever see.

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Screens with

Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul (2010)
Documentary / UK / 10 min
Director: Orlando von Einsiedel

In a country regularly in the news for all the wrong reasons, a group of Afghani youth find momentary release from the harsh realities of life in Kabul thanks to the skateboarding program, Skateistan.

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