Without A Net
Directed by: Kelly J. Richardson
Friday, August 17 - Thursday, August 23, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 17 at 8:10, Sat Aug 18 at 6:20, Sun Aug 19 at 9:55, Mon Aug 20 at 6:00, Tues Aug 21 at 8:10, Wed Aug 22 at 6:20, and Thur Aug 23 at 9:50!
Djeferson, Barbara, Rayana, and Platini live in a drug controlled slum of Rio de Janeiro. Their families are struggling, their homes are physically unstable, and everyone they know has dropped out of school. When a big-top circus tent suddenly appears in a nearby parking lot, they decide to take a chance. They learn trapeze, acrobatics, juggling, and contortion, and then audition for the end-of-year show, rehearse, and prepare for the curtains to part on opening night. Along the way, WITHOUT A NET explores the connections between risk, desire, poverty, and circus and celebrates the perseverance and resilience of youth in the face of tremendous odds.
Part of DocuWeeks 2012NR, 60 Minutes
Official Website: http://withoutanetmovie.com/