What: KBOO Presents a fundraising screening of Welcome to the Circus Where: Clinton Street Theater When: March 12th at 7pm Suggested Donation: $10 WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS IS A STORY ABOUT PALESTINE RARELY TOLD; One of optimism, hope, and the pursuit of a dream in the occupied territories. Set in the West Bank city of Ramallah, The Palestinian Circus School welcomes the LIDO, a circus school from France into their home. In one month, the two schools must come together to create a mobile circus for the children of Palestine. Travel in the West Bank is an obstacle course of permits and checkpoints. As foreigners, the LIDO will make it through the checkpoints without trouble, but it's not so simple for the Palestinian students. What if not everyone is allowed to travel to the final show in Jerusalem? Will they cancel the show or perform even if the circus is made up entirely of the LIDO? Not only will you have the chance to see the film in its entirety, there will also be a Q&A with director Courtney Coulson after the show. This inspirational film is almost ready to be shown to the world, but we need your help. With your support we can share this moving story with an even larger audience! https://www.facebook.com/events/1619283278306146/?context=create&previousaction=create&ref=21&source=49&sid_create=3302100728 Occupation plays a defining role in every aspect of daily life. For the Palestinian students, circus is a form of peaceful resistance. Their lives are hard. Instead of surrendering to melancholy and despair, WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS tells the story of overcoming difficult circumstances through the power of art and unity.
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