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Second Sunday Culture Film

On a Tightrope

Sunday, February 13, 2022 |
2:00PM - 4:00PM ET

This is a virtual event.
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Virtual Event - Penn Museum


Part of the Culture Film Series

Second Sunday Culture Films is an independent documentary series connecting the Wolf Humanities Center’s annual topic to a cultural theme. Borderless, our 2021-2022 theme, is inspired by the Center’s topic of Migration. Join us as we gather cultural perspectives from filmmakers across the world who focused their lenses on Indigenous peoples grappling with borders imposed on their land.

On a Tightrope (Uyghur) 2006

76 min. Dir. Petr Lom

The tradition of tightrope walking was one of the few professional tracks available to Uyghur youth in Chinese-held territories. The children of this film take what seems like a harsh course of training to toughen them up for their skill and the world they will face.

Speakers: Dr. Rebecca Clothey, Associate Professor of Global and International Education, Drexel University.

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