Courtesy of the film's website, the story goes... Acrobats Guillaume Saladin and Yamoussa Bangoura met in Montreal’s acclaimed Cirque Eloize. They hail from distant parts of the globe - Guillaume from an Inuit village called Igloolik in the Canadian Arctic, Yamoussa from the Guinean city of Conakry. Yet they share a common dream, which is to revitalize their struggling communities through the power of performance. Both Igloolik and Conakry are reeling from a legacy of colonialism that has decimated their cultures and caused desperate social problems: Drugs, apathy and suicide in the Arctic, wretched poverty and massive unemployment in Guinea. Their response to the hardships was to found circuses – Guillaume created Artcirq, Yamoussa started Kalabante.
This is their story - told in an upcoming documentary titled Big Top Without Borders.
The film comes from Northern Lights Productions, with Susan Gray producing, and Linda Matchan directing.
The filmmakers succesfully raised over $25,000 to pay for post-production services, and I assume the film will make its debut sometime this year, or early next.
In the meantime, check out a preview/promo for it below: