The Raptors' NBA victory in 2019 has put Toronto on the global stage. But away from the spotlight and the cameras are the neighbourhood courts and high school gyms where coaches, mentors and parents nurture young aspiring athletes vying for a spot on a professional team. In this new feature-length documentary (parts of which were previously released as a web series), Ryan Sidhoo teases out the journeys of different individuals, the sacrifices they make and what brings them to the court each and every day. — SR
True North premieres as a free stream on NFB.org on April 28, 2020.