A black and white photograph of a group of people of various ages standing in a suburban street. The person in the centre of the group is holding a basketball

True North

Luminato 2019

Making the National Basketball Association (NBA) is every young player’s dream, but for Toronto’s hopefuls, it seems the ultimate goal might be just a bit closer to reach. Next to USA, Canada provides more talent to NBA than anywhere else in the world, and Toronto is at the centre of this boom. The city’s programs and coaches are some of the country’s best, but what does it really take to make the ultimate hoop dream come true? This slick documentary series follows five of the city’s leading players, including Keone Davis, Malachi Ndur, Cordell Veira, Jalen Celestine and the world’s top-ranked 12 year-old Elijah Fisher. But as courtside cameras and intimate exchanges reveal, it takes more than athletic ability to navigate their paths to success. Strong communities, emotional bonds and mental focus don’t happen on the hardwood, but somewhere much deeper. As fast-paced and as engaging as the game itself, this striking series takes us into the very heart of Toronto’s basketball scene.

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Join us immediately after the film screening for The New Locker Room Talk – Healthy Male Community Through Sports, a FREE forum discussion with athletes and thought leaders.

In this forum, we dig deeper – in our current world, what are the resources, activities, and community support groups that men can utilize to build healthy communities while working towards a brighter future? How can we as a community reframe the “locker room” talk and build healthier interactions in sports? With input from a variety of facilitators working this field, as well as thought leader and athletes from True North, we’ll discuss the accountability and actions needed, from all genders.