THE FLIP SIDE
Directed by Val Wang
Q&A to follow with filmmakers
The artistic coming-of-age story of a Chinese circus artist who leaves his parents at 9 to train and goes on to perform with Cirque du Soleil. Ending up at the cutting-edge Montreal circus troupe 7 Fingers, he finds a strength in his story that he never dreamed of. THE FLIP SIDE presents the increasingly globalized circus world, where disparate people and acrobatic cultures come together, clash, and ultimately transform each other.
Won Best Short Documentary at DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon
Post Screening Panelists:
Val Wang, Director
Val Wang is an author and filmmaker interested in the intersection between the personal and the global. She is the author of the memoir Beijing Bastard, as well as the director of the documentary short The Flip Side and the interactive, multiplatform documentary Planet Takeout. An Assistant Professor in the English and Media Studies Department of Bentley University, she lives in Cambridge, but her heart is still partly in Beijing.
Producer: Tracy Zhang
Director of Photography: Michael Henriques
Editor: Patrick Flynn
Composer: Paul Hogan
Sound Supervisor: Omar Juarez
DaVinci Color Correction: Evan Anthony
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