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'Circus Without Borders' Virtual Screening and Talkback

Event Date:

August 13, 2020 | 2:00 PM EDT TO 3:30 PM EDT
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In the remote northern reaches of one of the wealthiest countries of the world is an aboriginal...

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The National Museum of African Art and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting invite students, their families, and all who are interested in the power of art to a special screening and talk featuring the filmmakers and subjects of "Circus Without Borders."

"Circus Without Borders" is a documentary about Guillaume Saladin and Yamoussa Bangoura, best friends and world-class acrobats from remote corners of the globe who 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 while confronting suicide, poverty, and despair. Seven years in the making, this tale of two circuses — Artcirq and Kalabante — is a culture-crossing performance piece that offers a portal into two remote communities, and an inspiring story of resilience and joy.

"Circus Without Borders" director Susan Gray and producer Linda Matchan will introduce a clip from the film, and then will be joined by special guests for a talkback.

This event is free and appropriate for ages 12 and up.


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