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TIFF ’17: Doc trailer round-up, part two

Ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival kick-off tomorrow (Sept. 7), realscreen  has collected available trailers and clips for many of the doc features screenings this year (see the first part ...
September 6, 2017

Ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival kick-off tomorrow (Sept. 7), realscreen  has collected available trailers and clips for many of the doc features screenings this year (see the first part of the round-up here).

Today’s installment features trailers from Canadian director Alanis Obomsawin, who is debuting her 50th film, Our People Will Be Healed, at TIFF and the latest from director Sean Menard, who looks at NBA player Vince Carter’s impact on the Canadian basketball scene in The Carter Effect (pictured).

The trailers follow below, with synopses provided by TIFF. The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7 to 17.

Our People Will Be Healed
Directed by Alanis Obamsawin
Canada, World Premiere

Legendary documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin provides a glimpse of what action-driven decolonization looks like in Norway House, one of Manitoba’s largest First Nation communities.

Palmerston Blvd.
Directed by Dan Browne
Canada, World Premiere

Intimate and elegant, Dan Browne’s Palmerston Blvd. depicts the world within and outside a bay window, captured over the course of a year, where seasons sweep by with the speed of a day or a setting sun.

Ta Peau Si Lisse
Directed by Denis Côté
Canada, Switzerland, North American Premiere

Denis Côté (Bestiaire, Vic + Flo ont vu un ours) examines the lives, limits, and livelihoods of six high-level bodybuilders as they prepare for future competitions, follow extreme diets, and attempt to achieve physical perfection.

The Carter Effect
Directed by Sean Menard
Canada, USA, World Premiere

In his latest documentary, Sean Menard gives viewers an unprecedented look at Vince Carter: the six-foot-six, eight-time NBA All-Star from Daytona Beach who made waves in the Canadian basketball scene when he joined the Raptors in 1998.

The Legend of the Ugly King
Directed by Hüseyin Tabak
Germany, Austria, World Premiere

Director Hüseyin Tabak explores the legacy of Yilmaz Güney — political dissident, convicted murderer, and visionary Kurdish filmmaker — who directed the 1982 Palme d’Or–winning Yol from inside prison and died in exile just two years later.

There is A House Here
Directed by Alan Zweig
Canada, World Premiere

Spanning years of correspondence and three separate trips to Nunavut, Alan Zweig’s latest documentary navigates issues of culture and identity with his pen-pal and semi-reluctant guide, Tatanniq Idlout, a.k.a. Inuk rock singer Lucie Idlout.

Turtles Are Always Home
Directed by Sokun Al Sulhufat
Canada, Lebanon, Qatar, Toronto Premiere

Rawane Nassif uses the Qanat Quartier of Doha, Qatar — with its faux-Venetian canals and façades — as a starting point for an abstract reflection on the concepts of place, authenticity, and home.

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