Chan Centre Connects
Screening Dates
  • February 17, 2022 7:00

Suggests an alternative way of looking at the future … This Circus certainly gets across the notion that art and human connection are our most renewable resources.”

Ken Eisner, Georgia Straight

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 Kalabanté — is a culture-crossing performance piece that offers a portal into two remote communities, and an inspiring story of resilience and joy” (Official synopsis).

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This event is part of a series of film screenings curated to accompany performances at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. Circus Without Borders is presented in conjunction with the performance of “Kalabanté: Afrique en Cirque” at the Chan Centre on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 8:00 pm.