Directed by Merieme Addou and Rosa Rogers
Morocco, 2014 , 79 min.
Women Filmmakers Week – Thursday Evening Documentary Films
Salé, a city on Morocco’s coast, was once famed as a pirate stronghold. Today it houses the country’s first professional circus, Cirque Shems’y, and its circus training school that caters to the country’s underprivileged youth. The film follows four teens in various stages of artistic development through their auditions, training and performance. It’s a tough journey of transformation as they learn to live independently, express themselves, challenge convention and embrace a totally alien concept: artistic freedom.
In Arabic and French with English subtitles.
All films are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.