Shorts: Go Big



Documentary, Sports
Sports shorts with risk, reward and resilience.

Playing in this program:

Short Doc / 7 minutes / Japanese with English Subtitles / Japan
Directed by James Latimer
A fantastical and dramatic journey through the mind of 13-year-old Mahiro Takano, a long-time undefeated national kata karate form champion, who comes face-to-face with her greatest enemy yet.

The Queen of Basketball
Short Doc / 19 minutes / English / United States
Directed by Ben Proudfoot
She is arguably the greatest living women's basketball player. She's won three national trophies; she played in the '76 Olympics; she was drafted to the NBA. But have you ever heard of Lucy Harris?

Short Doc / 6 minutes / Portuguese with English Subtitles / Brazil, United States, Chile
Directed by Alec Cutter
Told through the context of a poem, a young boy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil dreams to see beyond the harsh realities that surround him.

Joe Buffalo
Short Doc / 16 minutes / English / Canada
Directed by Amar Chebib
Joe Buffalo, an indigenous skateboard legend and Indian residential school survivor, must face his inner demons to realize his dream of turning pro.

Learning To Drown
Short Doc / 40 minutes / English / United States
Directed by Ben Knight
Jess Kimura, considered one of the most influential female snowboarders in the world, was at the top of her career when she lost the love of her life.