What Happened in the tent will be shown during the Cirkl Festival in Leuven on the occasion of the European tour of the Palestinian Circus school's new performance SARAB.
Cirkl brings the best of today's and tomorrow's circus to the festival site at De Vaartkom in Leuven.
What Happened in the Tent is an 'acrobatic' tale told by documentary makers Majd Khalifeh and Roel Nollet, in which they're on the search for the binding power of circus, and its ability to connect people across borders. An exchange project between two circus schools - one at the West Bank in Palestine, the other one in Molenbeek in Belgium - brings two groups of youngsters from vulnerable backgrounds together. Each group has its own story about the way they are perceived by others, but they try to bend the negativity, the violence and the discrimination they are confronted with, into a constructive project. 'What Happened in the Tent' is a question and a statement at the same time. The moment they enter the circus, their world changes. For them, circus is not only tricks and movements, but a way to tackle the challenges of the society in which they live.
Many thanks to the Friends of the Palestinian Circus School, who are making this screening possible!
Take a look at the full program of Cirkl Festival Leuven!