I've Seen the Unicorn - A film by Vincent Toi

RIDM Sélection 2014

Official Selection Hotdocs 2014. Outspoken. Outstanding.

Official Selection Chicago 2014 International Film Festival

I've Seen the Unicorn

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A film by Vincent Toi


In the sixties, Mauritius, a small island barely populated for the last four hundred years, inherited a sport and culture very much favored by its past colonizers: horse racing. I’ve Seen the Unicorn is a documentary that looks at life around the Maiden Cup horse race, the biggest event in Mauritius.

The film examines post-colonialism through various characters involved in this tradition, including:
a young fisherman who dreams of becoming a jockey, a Rastafarian gambler, a bookie, an Irish jockey, and the owner of the oldest stable in the southern hemisphere. As the event unfolds we are given a unique glimpse into the lives of the people in Mauritus and how their dreams are shaped by this legendary horse race.

Poster of I've Seen the Unicorn documentary


Day Time Venue
Sun, Apr 27 8:30PM TIFF Bell Lightbox
Mon, Apr 28 12:30PM TIFF Bell Lightbox
Fri, May 2 4:30PM ROM Theatre