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Shao Ping the Acrobat (China)

Directed by Deepa Mehta and Paul Saltzman
Canada, 1981 (documentary / children's, 25 minutes, colour, English)

Film Description:
"Shows practice and performance sessions of a Shanghai acrobat team, focussing on 16-year-old Shao Ping, but showing juggling, tumbling, and trapeze acts. Also shows family and relaxation time enjoyed by Shao Ping."
-- WorldCat (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Film Editing: Sally Paterson
Production Company: Sunrise Films
(sources)

Quote about Shao Ping the Acrobat (China)

"Each film [in the Sunrise Films series Spread Your Wings] shows a child reaching a level of maturity as a craftsman, the creation of beautiful objects being an integral part of their lives."
-- Gerry Flahive (source)


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