Film critic Francesca Rudkin previews The Doc Edge International Film Festival, coming to Auckland and Wellington in June.

Dir: Vikram Dasgupta

If you haven't heard the name Siphesihle November (Siphe for short), then it's probably not long before you will. An up-and-coming dancer at the National Ballet of Canada, the story of how Siphe became a professional dancer is as remarkable as his irrepressible talent.

How a 10-year-old boy from a humble background in Zolani, a segregated rural township outside Cape Town, South Africa becomes a student at Canada's National Ballet School in Toronto is the subject of