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SISTERS ON TRACK

Corinne van der Borch, Tone Grøttjord-Glenne / Norway, United States / 2021 / 94 min / World Premiere
A coming-of-age story set in Brooklyn, about hope, sisterhood and belonging as three young homeless sisters race against all odds towards a brighter future.

Sisters on Track is a coming of age story following the three Sheppard sisters, Tai (12), Rainn (11) and Brooke (10) from the 2016 media storm that propels them into the national spotlight, when all three are chosen to be the Sports Illustrated Kids of the Year, into their final years of Junior High. The film offers a rare intimate glimpse into a tight-knit Brooklyn family’s journey to recover from trauma and tragedy moving away from their life in a shelter. Guided by coach Jean Bell, who inspires them to beat the odds, dream big and aim for higher education the girls are finding their voices as athletes, students and young adults. At the heart of the story is the bond between sisters and a whole community of women, passing the baton of self-empowerment through track and field, from generation to generation of hopeful young girls.