Without a Net

Without a Net


Montana Premiere

In an abandoned parking lot in a Rio de Janeiro ghetto sits a circus tent—an incongruous sight, but no more unusual than its motley crew of young performers, each searching for a life apart from the drug-related violence around them. As chronicled by filmmaker Kelly J Richardson, putting on a show takes rigor and resourcefulness in their impoverished community, and even this modest production of acrobats and contortionists is not free of injuries and ego clashes. But the big top is their oasis, and the human drama of hope and ambition the greatest show on earth.

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