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Becoming
Includes Q&A

Coming of age in rural Mexico, an introspective 11-year-old boy spends his summer raising fighting bulls and dreaming of emulating the cowboys in his family, while dreading the start of school and pining for his distant father in America.
Film Info
Runtime:63
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Mexico
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Spanish
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
Latin American Cultures & Issues
Rural Life
Website:http://caribou.mx/en/potfolio/becoming
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Isabel Vaca
Producer(s):Arturo Mendicuti
Executive Producer(s):Isabel Vaca
Editor(s):Valentina Leduc
Writer(s):Isabel Vaca
Cinematography:Isabel Vaca
Jessica Villamil
Sound:Juan Pacheco
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Between Us
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An affair, a secret, a relationship on the verge of melting down—a simple box of cards posing questions on love sends three Polish couples on a deeply personal journey that unravels both tender and difficult truths.
Film Info
Runtime:53
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Poland
Canada
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Polish
Russian
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Love & Relationships
Russian & Eastern European Culture & Issues
Website:http://betweenusfilm.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Dorota Proba
Producer(s):Ewa Jastrzebska
Jerzy Kapuscinski
Executive Producer(s):Wojciech Marczewski
Karolina Mróz
Editor(s):Katarzyna Orzechowska
Writer(s):Dorota Proba
Cinematography:Weronika Bilska
Sound:Krzysztof Janus
Dorota Proba
Anna Rok
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The Big Scary "S" Word
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A former Marine works as a Lyft driver and a single mother teaches in a public school. Finding themselves broke, in debt and questioning the capitalist status quo, they turn to socialism, seeking solutions to problems larger than themselves.
Film Info
Runtime:82
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Accessibility:Closed Captions
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:American Culture & Issues
Capitalism & Big Business
Website:http://socialismmovie.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Yael Bridge
Producer(s):Yael Bridge
Morgan Spector
Eden Wurmfeld
Co-Producer(s):Sasha Leittman
Editor(s):Christie Herring
Cinematography:Eric Phillips-Horst
Animation:Molly Schwartz
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Blue Box
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The Jewish National Fund's Blue Boxes were a global fundraiser to purchase land in Israel. Weaving a co-founder's diary entries with his descendants' memories, Blue Box investigates the myths that constructed a national icon.
Film Info
Runtime:79
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Canada
Israel
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Hebrew
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Extra Tags:Québécois Films and Filmmakers
Film Subjects:Jewish Interest
Middle Eastern Cultures & Issues
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Michal Weits
Producer(s):Assaf Amir
Ina Fichman
Eric Goosens
Uri Smoly
Frederik Nicolai
Executive Producer(s):Guy Lavie
Dana Stern
Ira Levy
Narration:Dror Keren as Joseph Weitz
Editor(s):Doron Djerassi
Erez Laufer
Cinematography:Avner Shahaf
Daniel Kedem
Sound Design:Benoit Dame
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Children
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This observational doc captures a neighbourhood in Palestine, where courageous young girls influenced by three generations of tumultuous occupation come of age learning how to protect their family's land, rights and values.
Film Info
Runtime:132
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Israel
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Arabic
Hebrew
English
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
Families & Family Stories
Middle Eastern Cultures & Issues
War & Conflict
Website:http://cinephil.com/2021/01/24/children
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ada Ushpiz
Producer(s):Ada Ushpiz
Executive Producer(s):Philippa Kowarsky
Editor(s):Neta Braun
Cinematography:Danor Glaser
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The Colonel's Stray Dogs
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Recounting his father's dangerous life as an exile in London with a million-dollar bounty on his head, the director questions the cost of his decades-long opposition to Muammar Gaddafi and eventual return to an unrecognizable Libya on the brink of civil war.
Film Info
Runtime:73
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:South Africa
Libya
Qatar
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Arabic
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:African Cultures & Issues
Personal Histories
Politics & Political Intrigue
War & Conflict
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Khalid Shamis
Producer(s):Steven Markovitz
Khalid Shamis
Co-Producer(s):Tamsin Ranger
Editor(s):Khalid Shamis
Audrey Maurion
Cinematography:Stella Scott
Jay J. Odedra
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Daughter of a Lost Bird
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The impacts of transracial Indigenous adoption are revealed in the moving story of a young Indigenous mother seeking connection with her Lummi community, heritage and biological mother, who, as a child, was also an adoptee.
Film Info
Runtime:66
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Closed Captions
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Families & Family Stories
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Race & Racism
Women & Women's Stories
Website:http://www.daughterofalostbird.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Brooke Pepion Swaney
Producer(s):Kendra Mylnechuk Potter
Brooke Pepion Swaney
Jeri Rafter
Executive Producer(s):Gita Saedi Kiely
Editor(s):Kristen Swanbeck
Writer(s):Brooke Pepion Swaney
Kristen Swanbeck
Cinematography:Kier Atherton
Zelmira Gainza
Sky Hopinka
Composer:Laura Ortman
Sound:Scott Hirsch
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Dear Elnaz
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When Iranian forces shot down a Ukraine International Airlines passenger flight, Javad lost the love of his life. Now, picking up the pieces in Canada, where they moved only years prior, he shares memories of his late wife Elnaz and rages in the face of a grave injustice.
Film Info
Runtime:86
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Farsi
English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Canadian Culture & Issues
Love & Relationships
Middle Eastern Cultures & Issues
War & Conflict
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Mania Akbari
Producer(s):Javad Soleimani, Cryptofiction
Executive Producer(s):Javad Soleimani
Mohammad Reza Akbari
Amir Ghahari
Editor(s):Rouzbeh Akhbari
Mania Akbari
Cinematography:Rouzbeh Akhbari
Sound:Asal Andarzipour
Nazli Bahari
Amir Ghahari
Sound Design:Rouzbeh Akhbari
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Dear Future Children
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Fighting for social justice in Chile, democracy in Hong Kong and the environment in Uganda, three young women cope with the staggering personal impact of frontline activism, weighing their own fear of failure and the price of resistance in pursuit of change.
Film Info
Runtime:89
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Germany
UK
Austria
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Spanish
Cantonese
Luganda
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Activism
Ecology & the Environment
Politics & Political Intrigue
Women & Women's Stories
Website:http://dearfuturechildren.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Franz Böhm
Producer(s):Johannes Schubert
Ansgar Wörner
Franz Böhm
Co-Producer(s):Jamie Gamache
Connor O'Hara
Jennie Scott
Editor(s):Daniela Schramm Moura
Cinematography:Friedemann Leis
Sound:Marco Schnebel
Marc Lehnert
Volker Armbruster
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Descent
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Free diver Kiki Bosch takes us on breathtaking journeys into sub-zero waters, from the iceberg fjords of Greenland to the frozen lakes of Finland, pushing the limits of human endurance as she heals from the trauma of sexual assault.
Film Info
Runtime:65
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Australia
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Dutch
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Closed Captions
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Addiction & Mental Health
Sports & Recreation
Women & Women's Stories
Website:http://www.descentproject.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Nays Baghai
Producer(s):Nays Baghai
Eero Heinonen
Executive Producer(s):Mehrdad Baghai
Writer(s):Nays Baghai
Editor(s):Nays Baghai
Cinematography:Stefan Andrews
Nays Baghai
Eero Heinonen
Teemu Liakka
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Holy Bread

Shot over nine years, this harrowing doc exposes the plight of Kurdish kulbars, who smuggle back-breaking loads into Iran each day, braving extreme terrain and temperatures and the looming threat of violence from border guards, all to support their families.
Film Info
Runtime:54
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Iran
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Kurdish
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Middle Eastern Cultures & Issues
Politics & Political Intrigue
Rural Life
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Rahim Zabihi
Producer(s):Tooraj Aslani
Editor(s):Amir Adib-parvar
Cinematography:Mehdi Azadi
Mohammad Fakouri
Salah Karimi
Mohammad Noori
Sound:Zanyar Kakexani
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Imad's Childhood
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After nearly three years in ISIS captivity, a five-year-old Yazidi boy, abused and profoundly brainwashed, is reunited with his family—but displays only hatred for his mother and the world around him. Can he ever become the sweet child they remember?
Film Info
Runtime:78
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Sweden
Latvia
Iraq
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Kurdish
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Addiction & Mental Health
Children & Youth
Families & Family Stories
Middle Eastern Cultures & Issues
War & Conflict
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Zahavi Sanjavi
Producer(s):Zahavi Sanjavi
Editor(s):Eva Hillström
Writer(s):Zahavi Sanjavi
Cinematography:Heshmatolla Narenji
Sound:Alexander Vaicahovsky
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Last Days at Sea
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In an idyllic Philippine fishing village where catches are shared and breathtaking sunsets mark the days, the filmmaker befriends a young boy and captures memories of home during the last days of summer before he must leave for school in the city.
Film Info
Runtime:73
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Philippines
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Tagalog
Bisaya
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
Ecology & the Environment
Personal Histories
Rural Life
Asian Cultures & Issues
Website:http://svemirkofilm.com/lastdaysatsea
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Venice Atienza
Producer(s):Fan Wu
Moshe Ladanga
Venice Atienza
Editor(s):Anna Magdalena Silva Schlenker
Katrin Maria Escay
Cinematography:Moshe Ladanga
Venice Atienza
Sound:Yannick Dauby
Cheng Chou
Fan Wu
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The Last Forest
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Shaman and activist Davi Kopenawa Yanomami leads this cinematically rich documentary, weaving beautifully realized sequences of traditional stories with the ongoing struggles the Yanomami people face as they fight to preserve the Amazon.
Film Info
Runtime:76
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Brazil
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Yanomami
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Ecology & the Environment
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Latin American Cultures & Issues
Website:http://www.instagram.com/aultimafloresta
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Luiz Bolognesi
Producer(s):Caio Gullane
Fabiano Gullane
Laís Bodanzky
Luiz Bolognesi
Executive Producer(s):Ana Saito
Pablo Torrecillas
Daniela Antonelli Aun
Editor(s):Ricardo Farias
Writer(s):Davi Kopenawa Yanomami
Luiz Bolognesi
Cinematography:Pedro J. Márquez
Composer:Talita del Collado
Sound:Rodrigo Macedo
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The Last Shelter
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Weary refugees from Burkina Faso, Togo and Benin, in search of promising futures, stop over at the House of Migrants in Mali, where staff offer basic necessities, warm beds and legal advice for their long journeys ahead.
Film Info
Runtime:85
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:France
Mali
South Africa
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:French
English
Bambara
Moore
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:African Cultures & Issues
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Migration & Immigration
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ousmane Zoromé Samassékou
Producer(s):Estelle Robin You
Andrey S Diarra
Don Edkins
Tiny Mungwe
Writer(s):Ousmane Zoromé Samassékou
Editor(s):Céline Ducreux
Cinematography:Ousmane Zoromé Samassékou
Amath Niane
Sound:Adama Diarra
Jean-Marc Schick
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Life of Ivanna
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Seeking a fresh start from an abusive husband and increasingly difficult way of life, Ivanna, a young Nenets mother, quits the harsh Russian Arctic tundra and traditions of her nomadic people for the city, where she struggles to gain control of her life and future.
Film Info
Runtime:80
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Russia
Norway
Finland
Estonia
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Russian
Nenets
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Families & Family Stories
Rural Life
Russian & Eastern European Culture & Issues
Women & Women's Stories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Renato Borrayo Serrano
Producer(s):Vlad Ketkovich
Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas
Marianna Kaat
Pertti Veijalainen
Writer(s):Renato Borrayo Serrano
Daria Sidorova
Editor(s):Inge-Lise Langfeldt
Renato Borrayo Serrano
Cinematography:Renato Borrayo Serrano
Daria Sidorova
Sound:Israel Bañuelos
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Love It Was Not

Fascinating witness accounts and meticulous research investigate the unfathomable relationship between a beautiful Jewish prisoner and an SS officer at Auschwitz. Thirty years later, the truth comes for them both at his 1972 war crimes trial.
Film Info
Runtime:86
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Israel
Austria
Premiere Status:Ontario Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Hebrew
English
German
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:European Cultures & Issues
Jewish Interest
War & Conflict
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Maya Sarfaty
Producer(s):Nir Sa'ar
Kurt Langbein
Writer(s):Maya Sarfaty
Editor(s):Sharon Yaish
Cinematography:Ziv Berkovich
Itay Gross
Christian Roth
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My Mohamed Is Different
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Recently retired European women flock to Luxor, Egypt, in search of sun, sand and love from local men interested in money and security, in a modern love story that blurs the boundaries between romantic and business affairs.
Film Info
Runtime:70
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Egypt
Tunisia
Italy
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Arabic
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:European Cultures & Issues
Love & Relationships
Middle Eastern Cultures & Issues
Women & Women's Stories
Website:http://mymohamedisdifferent.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ines Marzouk
Producer(s):Kesmat El Sayed
Editor(s):Aya Yusuf
Cinematography:Mahmoud Loutfi
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Neighbouring the Moon

In this lyrical coming-of-age story, two teenage girls take refuge with their mother in a cramped room inside an Aleppo hospital through the war, its aftermath and now a pandemic. But spirited Juli has awakened to its reality as a prison and dreams only of a life beyond.
Film Info
Runtime:75
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Canada
Iran
Syria
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Arabic
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
Families & Family Stories
Middle Eastern Cultures & Issues
War & Conflict
Women & Women's Stories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Reza Farahmand
Producer(s):Morteza Shabani
Marjan Alizadeh
Executive Producer(s):Marjan Alizadeh
Reza Farahmand
Saeed Sadeghi
Writer(s):Marjan Alizadeh
Editor(s):Fatemeh Bonyadi
Reza Farahmand
Mosayeb Hanaie
Cinematography:Reza Farahmand
Composer:Christoph Rezaie
Sound:Mehrdad Barati
Kumars Chenari
Naeem Meschian
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Nothing but the Sun
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Attempting to reconstruct the lived memory of his people, Mateo Sobode Chiqueno has traversed the desolate Paraguayan Chaco for decades to record others of the Ayoreo people, who lived free in the vast forest until colonization forced them from their land and dismantled their culture.
Film Info
Runtime:75
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Switzerland
Paraguay
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Ayoreo
Spanish
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Ecology & the Environment
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Latin American Cultures & Issues
Website:http://www.apenaselsol.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Arami Ullón
Producer(s):Pascal Traechslin
Arami Ullón
Writer(s):Arami Ullón
Editor(s):Valeria Racioppi
Rebecca Troesch
Cinematography:Gabriel Lobos
Sound:Reto Stamm
Jacques Kieffer
Sound Design:Tobias Koch
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