World Premieres include section opener Copa 71and new work from Raoul Peck, Lucy Walker, Karim Amer, Anand Patwardhan, Roger Ross Williams, Caroline Suh, Cara Mones, Jen Markowitz, and Clair Titley
TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® is delighted to announce the 2023 selection for the TIFF Docs programme presented by A&E IndieFilms, featuring 22 titles from 12 countries around the world. The 2023 TIFF Docs lineup brings premieres that showcase a wide variety of documentary filmmaking: personal, political, observational, essayistic, historical, biographical, and indescribable. Audiences will encounter unforgettable figures such as mountain climber Lhakpa Sherpa, Japan’s reality TV star Nasubi, Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba, Indigenous activist Layla Staats, historian Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, and Canadian icon Mr. Dressup.
Lucy Walker’s Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa, which profiles a single mother working as a dishwasher at a Connecticut Whole Foods who has another life as record-breaking mountain climber; and Roger Ross Williams’ Stamped From the Beginning, based on the best-selling book by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, which examines the history of anti-Black racism in the U.S.