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queer teen Gloria Chau rediscovers her sense of purpose when she loses her childhood dream: playing Canadian Olympic hockey.
winner of Breakthroughs Film Festival's Emerging Filmmaker Pitch Competition 2019
Yorkton Film Festival 2022 Golden Sheaf nominee
semi-finalist for The Future of Film is Female 2021 FIlmmaker Grant
made in partnership with Toronto Arts Council and Purple Dog Post Production
TOE THE LINE follows Gloria Chau, a closeted teenage hockey player. When she's not on the ice, she's got a guitar in her hands and a snapback on her head. Her mother Nancy, a stylish Hong Kong woman, spends sleepless nights worrying about Gloria's failing grades.
Gloria is torn between two worlds: the fun but cutthroat world of hockey where she gets to be loud and proud in her queerness, and the one at home where she's a recluse, using music to cope with being forced into becoming someone she's not. Underlying these tensions is a deep racial divide.
She learns to use the power of her ancestors to seek new purpose and redefine success for herself.
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