In New Film, Cambodian Acrobat Shares the Power of Circus Arts

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In New Film, Cambodian Acrobat Shares the Power of Circus Arts

Since its founding in 1994, Cambodian social circus Phare Ponleu Selpak has made good on its mission to preserve Cambodia’s performing arts culture by bringing it to people in need of a boost. Among the nation’s vulnerable, poverty-stricken children are often relegated to working in rice fields from an early age… but some, instead, decide to walk another career path. Phare Ponleu leads these kids from the classrooms of their vocational circus school in Battambang to Phare Circus, the organization’s touring wing. In this video, Phare Circus acrobat Khon Lidorn shares some of the highs and lows he’s faced along his circus journey. ...
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Carolyn Klein

Carolyn Klein is a writer, poet, and circus fan from the Washington, D.C, area. Writing stories about the circus has been a dream of hers since getting introduced to circus fiction around 2014. She recently completed her B.A. in English and Creative Writing, magna cum laude, at George Mason University. As a new member of the Circus Talk journalism team, Carolyn looks forward to learning as much as she can about the industry and people behind circus.