Documentary Program

November 10 - 15, 2020

A Toy Story
USA / Documentary / 26mins

Director/Writer: Christopher Birk

Producer: Christopher Birk

Cast: Ann Marie Reinhart Smith

The story of one of the many workers laid off when Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy in 2018.
Little Rink
USA / Documentary / 15mins

Director: Lisa Melmed

Producer:David Broad

In the sphere of revered sporting events, there's the Olympics, the Super Bowl, the World Series. And then there's the TJ Rugg Table Hockey Tournament. Eighteen of North America’s most elite players have traveled across the continent to Carragher's Bar in NYC to be named the champion of the little rink.
Pride of Katanga
Canada / Documentary / 14mins

Director: SJ Finlay

The story of Hellen Balekeh, Uganda's first female boxer. She takes care of 17 children by day; by night, she plays the role of protector –– and sometimes, vigilante. Hellen is on a mission: to protect and save young girls who live in Katanga, the worst slum in Kampala, from the abuse that runs rampant there, abuse she has tragically experienced herself.
The Worcester 6: Heroes Remembered
USA / Documentary / 21mins

Director/Writer: David Shilale

Writer:John Murnane, Michael Middeleer

Producer: Eric Skvirsky

Six brave men, the families they left behind, and a fire department that will never forget. On December 3, 1999, six firefighters from Denis Leary’s hometown of Worcester were killed in the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire. Among the dead were Leary’s cousin and his close childhood friend. In response, the actor founded the Leary Firefighters Foundation.
Wild A State Of Mind: Nick Liu, Toronto
United Kingdom / Documentary / 5mins

Director: Carney James Turner

Producer: Fleur Willcox-Jones

A documentary about foragers. In Toronto he met Nick Liu schooled in wild antics by DaiLo chef Nick Liu (and his parents), responsibly raiding nature's larder with a little help from the bees at Parts & Labour.