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  • Take a rare look into one of China's most treasured commodities — acrobats.

    Take a rare look into one of China's most treasured commodities — acrobats.

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  • Cai Yong’s premiere performance

    Cai Yong’s premiere performance

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The Film

Take a rare look into one of China's most treasured commodities — acrobats. Following students as they prepare for a national competition, Circus School reveals the rigorous physical training they must endure. Through exhaustion, injury, and broken bones, the students will let nothing stop their seamless and precise performances in order to be the best.

The Filmmakers

  1. Jing GuoProducer/Director
  2. Dingding KeProducer/Director

Jing Guo was born in 1976 in Shanghai, China. She graduated from the journalism department of Fudan University and has worked as a director and editor ever since. Dingding Ke was born in 1965 in Shanghai, China. He graduated from the Institute of Chengdu Radio Engineering and has been working as a photographer and director since 1995. Their previous documentary, Fruitful Summer, won the Joris Ivans prize at the Cinema du Reel (2004), Best First Film at the Second Documentary Festival of Doclisboa (2004), and screened at the Black Movie Festival (2005).