The Flip Side—Film screening and discussion

Poster for the film screening and discussion of The Flip Side on 01 February 202311:30 to 13:00 EST  | Wednesday, 01 February 2023 | Room 102, North Ross Building, York University

Join us for a film screening and discussion of The Flip Side, Winner of “Best Short Documentary” at the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival.  

A documentary short of Daqi, a Chinese circus artist who leaves home at age 9 to train at a state-run circus troupe, and Shana Carroll, a former San Francisco-based trapeze star.  Daqi’s and Shana’s personal stories provide a window into a transnational circus world, where encounters of distinct acrobatic cultures and peoples can inspire personal growth, foster friendship as well as induce a sense of alienation and distress.

Followed by a discussion with producer Tracy Zhang (Communication and Media Studies, YCAR Faculty Associate), and commentary provided by Sebastian Zhao (Communication and Culture, YCAR Graduate Associate).