BIG TOP WITHOUT BORDERS
Sunday, January 19 | 12:00 PM
Studio Cinema | 376 Trapelo Road, Belmont
directed by Linda Matchan & Susan Gray | USA | 2013 | 70 min.
followed by a Q&A with the directors
In English and French with English subtitles
A work-in-progress screening about two dynamic men from distant corners of the world—one from a tiny Inuit community in the Canadian Arctic called Igloolik (“Place of One Igloo”) and the other from Conakry, Guinea, West Africa—who meet as acrobats in Montreal’s acclaimed Cirque Eloize. They come together and discover they share a common dream: to help their struggling communities the only way they know how: by creating a circus. Visiting one another in their respective countries, the performers see that despite their differences, they are mirror images of one another, allowing them to gain perspective on their own cultures, traditions, and identities. They begin to see themselves not as victims, but as empowered participants in their lives, determined to build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. Age 7+ ($8).
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