Circus Without Borders
Documentary Feature | 70 min | French, English, Inuktitut, Sousou
Showings
Redfield AuditoriumTue, Jul 28, 2015 5:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
Falmouth AcademyFri, Jul 31, 2015 5:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Release Year:2015
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Susan Gray
Cast:Yamoussa Bangoura
Guillaume Saladin
Producer:Linda Matchan
Susan Gray
Bestor Cram
Nicole Guillemet
Taylor Dueweke
Screenwriter:Susan Gray
Andy Kukura
Cinematography:Jesse Beecher
Editing:Andy Kukura
Description
CIRCUS WITHOUT BORDERS is an enlightening tale of two circus troupes from opposite ends of the globe who converge to realize a common dream. Using circus arts as a means of self-expression and cultural exchange, the two circuses -- Artcirq in the Canadian Arctic and Kalabante in West Africa -- give youth in two of the world’s most challenged communities the tools to travel beyond their borders and succeed. The film is a beautiful performance piece; a portal into two remote cultures; and an inspiring story of joy and heartbreak with universal relevance. Guillaume and Yamoussa, two world-class acrobats from remote corners of the globe, share the same dream: to bring hope and change to their struggling communities through circus. Their dream unfolds in the Canadian Arctic and Guinea, West Africa where they help Inuit and Guinean youth achieve unimaginable success, overcoming suicide, poverty and despair.