A coming-of-age story set in New York, Sisters on Track is about hope, belonging, and the metaphorical and literal sisterhood of young athletes Tai, Rainn, and Brooke Sheppard. Excelling in their Junior High School Track and Field team while living in a homeless shelter with their single mother Tonia, they were chosen in 2016 to be the Sports Illustrated Kids of the Year. The film follows the sisters for two years as they navigate sudden fame and come into their own as young adults and athletes, guided by coach Jean Bell.
By the artists Corinne van der Borch and Tone Grøttjord-Glenne, this poignant film offers a rare and intimate portrait into a Brooklyn family’s journey to recover from trauma with the help of a loving family, supportive community, and their own achievements. —Frederic Boyer
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Award-winning Dutch director Corinne van der Borch is based in Brooklyn. Corinne’s feature debut, Girl With Black Balloons, won the main award at DOC NYC in 2011. Tone Grøttjord-Glenne is an award-winning Norwegian director and producer. Her films Brothers and Prirechnyy premiered at IDFA, and her film All That I Am premiered in competition at Hot Docs 2020.