La victoire sans précédent des Raptors de Toronto au championnat de la NBA et le nombre record de joueurs canadiens choisis au repêchage ont ravivé les rêves de gloire que suscite le basketball dans la Ville Reine. Dans ce long métrage documentaire, le réalisateur Ryan Sidhoo braque son objectif sur trois étoiles montantes — Elijah Fisher, Keone Davis et Cordell Veira, respectivement âgés de 12, 15 et 18 ans — alors qu’ils tentent de se frayer un chemin au cœur de l’imposante mécanique qu’est aujourd’hui le basketball junior.
On the heels of the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA Championship and the record-setting number of Canadian draft picks, the Toronto hoop dream is more alive than ever. In this feature-length doc, director Ryan Sidhoo shines the spotlight on 12-year-old Elijah Fisher, 15-year-old Keone Davis and 18-year-old Cordell Veira as they navigate today’s youth basketball machine in pursuit of their own NBA dreams.
This documentary focuses on the Yukon's Far North, where 280 Aboriginal people live in the village of Old Crow. Deep in this wilderness, the health of the children is a source of concern—the rise in obesity, diabetes and delinquency rates underscores the extent to which health and social problems are linked. With compassion and insight, this film shows how a handful of parents took control of a situation to ensure a future for their children.
Ages 13 to 18
Diversity - Black Studies
Family Studies/Home Economics - Adolescent Development
Health/Personal Development - Fitness/Physical Activities
Physical Education - Fitness
An intimate documentary following five aspiring basketball athletes. Ideal for classroom discussions, assignments, and projects related to youth sports. This documentary series covers the influential role corporate sponsorship has in youth basketball. Do you believe this relationship is exploitative? What are the potential moral problems that could arise from this situation? Are there any other larger societal issues you see reflected in the concept of the “basketball factory” or the series as a whole? Explain your answers. What overarching themes do you see connecting the five different people spotlighted in this series? What similarities do their stories share, and how do they differ? How do the people and themes of the series relate to your own life, experiences, and ambitions?