Lineup announced for Canadian Sport Film Festival

Brock’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences has partnered with the Canadian Sport Film Festival (CSFF) to screen four films dedicated to promoting the physical and social benefits of sport.The CSFF at Brock will take place March 17 to 19 in the theatre at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts in downtown St. Catharines.The films in the lineup were chosen not only for their popularity at past festivals, but also for their ability to inspire healthy discussion about important social issues. Post-film discussions will take place after each screening.For more information or to buy tickets visit the Sport Film Festival website.Canadian Sport Film Festival box officeNext Goal WinsThe 2014 U.K. documentary screens Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m.Visit the following link to buy tickets.When the American Samoan national soccer team lost to Australia 31-0, the tiny islands crash-landed into last place in the FIFA world rankings. Despite having not won an official match for more than a decade, the team’s love of soccer and American Samoan pride sustained its players as they trained for the next World Cup.Post-film guest speaker via Skype: Dutch-born, America-based coach Thomas Rongen, hired by the Football Federation American Samoa to help turn their luck around.Winning GirlThe 2014 U.S. documentary screens Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m.Visit the following link to buy tickets. Follow the four-year journey of Teshya Alo, a Hawaiian teenage female judo and wrestling phenomenon pursuing world championship ambitions in both sports.Post-film guest speakers via video conference: Teshya Alo and director Kimberlee Bassford.Fighting for Peace (screened with Outside the Ring)The 2015 documentary from the Netherlands screens Saturday, March 18 at 7 p.m.Visit the following link to buy tickets.Two of the most successful participants in Luta Pela Paz, an NGO and boxing school based in one of Rio’s most violent and poorest favelas, are on a quest to become national champions. Douglas has lost a sister to addiction, while Sugar is the sole provider for his mother and seven siblings. Boxing may be their only way out.Outside the RingThe 2013 Canadian documentary screens Saturday, March 18 following Fighting for Peace.A group of women and trans survivors of violence in Toronto are part of a unique violence recovery program that integrates boxing into their healing.Post-film guest speakers: Joanne Green, director Outside the Ring and Dr. Jamie Mandigo, Professor of Kinesiology and Vice-Provost, Enrolment Management and International, Brock University, who ran a boxing program in Guatemala.Men Who SwimThe 2010 Swedish documentary screens Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m.Visit the following link to buy tickets.A humorous and poignant look at a group of middle-aged underachievers who have found unlikely success as members of Sweden’s all male synchronized swimming team. What began as a weekly escape from the daily grind of work and family responsibilities turns serious after an unexpected invitation to the world championships.Post-film guest speaker via Skype: Director and star Dylan Williams.

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