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University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) pres.

Film Screening: Circus without Borders

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 Kalabante–is a culture-crossing performance piece that offers a portal into two remote communities, and an inspiring story of resilience and joy.

Directed by Susan Gray and Linda Matcha 69 min | USA (2015)



On the occasion of the UMMA exhibition The Power Family Program for Inuit Art: Tillirnanngittuq​, UMMA invites you to enjoy a selection of documentary and fictional films about Inuit culture. Sundays, September 22 and October 27: Film screenings at 12:40 and 3:15 p.m; guided exhibition tours 2-3 p.m.

Sunday, September 22 12:40 Kinngait: Riding Light into the World​ (2010, 65 min) 2:00 Exhibition Tour, Special Exhibitions Gallery, 2nd floor 3:15 Maliglutit (Searchers) (2016, 94 min)

Sunday, October 27 12:40 Circus without Borders (2015, 69 min) 2:00 Exhibition Tour, Special Exhibitions Gallery, 2nd floor 3:15 Angry Inuk​ (2016, 85 min)

 

This exhibition inaugurates the Power Family Program for Inuit Art, established in 2018 through the generosity of Philip and Kathy Power.
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