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WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS

Sat, Nov 14, 2015
at 1:30 PM (WHITSELL AUDITORIUM)
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WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS

DIRECTOR: COURTNEY COULSON - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

 

(DOC) Set in the West Bank city of Ramallah, The Palestinian Circus School welcomes The Lido, a visiting circus school from France. In a month, the two schools must come together to create a mobile circus for children. Living in the West Bank means that mastering acrobatics isn’t the only challenge for a traveling Palestinian circus—hitting the road means an obstacle course of permits and checkpoints along the way. But for these students, the circus is a form of peaceful resistance; instead of surrendering to despair, they overcome their difficult circumstances through the power of art and unity. 

WHITSELL AUDITORIUM     80 Minutes     2015    

Interests: Documentary/Narrative.

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