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Thursday, October 22 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Opening Night: Circus Without Borders

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Susan Gray, Linda Matchan, and Northern Lights Productions

2015 | 70 minutes | Canada, Guinea, U.S.A.

New York Premiere | Directors in Attendance


World-class acrobats and good friends Guillaume Saladin and Yamoussa Bangoura come from very different corners of the globe—the Canadian Arctic and Guinea, West Africa. Despite the distance, they share the same vision: to bring hope and change to their struggling communities through circus. Seven years in the making, this riveting and uplifting story of their two circus companies—Artcirq and Kalabanté—and  the culture-crossing collaborative performance that unites them has the propulsive drama of a gripping work of fiction. Wrapped up in the narrative swirling around these two driven, charismatic men are the parallel plights of the Inuit and Guinean youth they’re committed to helping—the suicide, poverty, and despair that haunts their isolated communities, and the resilience and joy that characterize the tenacity of their collective dream. 

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Thursday October 22, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lefrak Theater

Attendees (6)