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Throughout the year, Docs For Schools offers special one-off screenings online and in person. The films selected for the screenings are either new releases or relevant to current events.Questions? CONTACT Elspeth Arbow

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November 23: Screening of Handle with Care: The Legend of the Notic Streetball Crew

When: November 23, 10:00am
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON)

Basketball players posing for a photo
D: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, Kirk Thomas | Canada | 2021 | 86 min | Screening with closed captions

Official Selection, Hot Docs Festival 2022

Streetball is as much about attitude and self-expression as it is about dropping buckets. During an NBA-sponsored outdoor tournament in 2001, an exceptional group of racially diverse teens from Vancouver's suburbs caught a lot of attention with their individual skills and undeniable swagger. Their approach to the game set them at odds with coaches and rigid team structures. For those who didn't witness their abilities in person, VHS mixtapes circulated, bringing them global attention in the early aughts. Two decades later, the two white teens who shot and distributed those original cassettes get the crew back together and take a hard look at the issues of race, trauma and rejection that set the group against the status quo. Archival footage of their jaw-dropping moves is as impressive as ever, but it's the contemporary look back at the power dynamics, prejudice and outsider perspective that really provide unflinching honesty and openness, giving the Notic crew the props they deserve. Alexander Rogalski, Hot Docs
 After the screening, students will be able to participate in a live Q&A with filmmaker Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and other special guests (to be confirmed)

Past Events

D: Adam Sobel | UK | 2017 | 92 min 

With unprecedented access to FIFA's 2022 World Cup stadium construction sites and labour camps in Qatar, The Workers Cup follows one group of men from among the 1.6 million migrant workers preparing for the world’s largest sporting event. In the shadows of the controversial building sites, the men enthusiastically train to compete in a football tournament of their own: The Workers Cup. Exposing long work hours for scant salaries, limited freedom of movement, and harsh living conditions in isolated labour camps, this documentary explores universal themes of ambition, aspiration, sport, and masculinity, as the protagonists wrangle hope, meaning, and opportunity out of their extremely precarious circumstances. For additional information about the film:

When: October 27, 10:00 AM
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON)

Includes a Q&A featuring Sportsnet journalist Donnovan Bennett and Michael Page, Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch.

Presented in partnership with Human Rights Watch

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