Dare to Dream Zip Zap Circus

Zip Zap Circus

Feature
African
SA Premiere

Availability:

Director(s):

Kate Gorry-Thompson

Country:

South Africa | France

Year:

2020

Running Time:

90 min

Language(s):

English

This documentary about Cape Town’s Zip Zap Circus is as charming, entertaining, and heartfelt as one of the social circus’s performance events. As a social circus, Zip Zap trains young people, often from the most impoverished areas of Cape Town, and encourages them to realise that anything is possible and embrace their dreams. Shot over the course of a year, the film documents the perseverance, passion, and hard work of these young artists, culminating in a performance in front of more than 50 000 spectators for a once-in-a-lifetime event with the Roger Federer Foundation. Featuring in-depth interviews with the founders, coaches, and young performers, the film is engaging and beautifully made. If you’ve never seen a performance from this electrifying circus troupe, you owe it to yourself to watch Dare to Dream. And if you have had the pleasure of watching them, you’ll need no persuading.

Courtesy of DFA docLOVE
2021 (23rd) Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival