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Title Shorts RAI Film Festival 2021. The daring young girl on the flying trapeze / a film by Nina Ross ; produced by: Nancy Willis and Nina Ross
Published London, England : Royal Anthropological Institute, 2020


Description 1 online resource (28 minutes)
Series Shorts RAI Film Festival 2021
Summary As a child, Nancy Willis dreamt of joining the circus, longing for freedom and adventure. Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and told she would not live beyond her twenties, the now 65-year-old artist invites us into her world. Combining hard-hitting memories of societal discrimination with the depth and beauty of everyday moments, she opens up about vulnerability, self-exploration, family and maternity. The narrative meanders seamlessly between the grounded and the dream-like. A rich tapestry of artwork, observation and archive illustrates the challenges of physical deterioration and the infinite possibilities of imagination. The film provides an alternative frame of perception through which to explore the experience of disability
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed June 29, 2023)
In English
Subject Muscular dystrophy -- Patients
People with disabilities.
Discrimination against people with disabilities.
Discrimination against people with disabilities
Muscular dystrophy -- Patients
People with disabilities
Genre/Form documentary film.
Documentary films
Short films
Documentary films.
Short films.
Courts m├ętrages.
Form Streaming video
Author Ross, Nina (Film director), director, producer
Willis, Nancy, producer
Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, publisher, film distributor.
Other Titles Daring young girl on the flying trapeze