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tv   Circus of Hope  Al Jazeera  October 13, 2017 1:32am-2:01am AST

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well say they're withdrawing from unesco the united nations cultural agency washington announced its decision first saying the body needs fundamental reform but also accused of having an anti israel bias the pakistani army has rescued a family held captive by the her colony network and our guys ation aligned to the afghan taliban the army says they were recovered along the pakistan afghanistan border after a tip off by u.s. intelligence agencies president donald trump says the rescue shows pakistan is beginning to quote respect america again two car bomb attacks in syria have killed at least thirty five people syrian government use a tissue says the car bomb targeted a checkpoint set up by the syrian democratic forces many civilians were reportedly killed as well as kurdish security force personnel dozens of others were wounded in the blast. kenya's government is banning opposition protests in three cities just
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weeks before the repeat presidential election is due to be held the opposition leader announced this week that he would be withdrawing from the race. and those are the latest stories one east is coming next. the head of the september twenty fourth national election survey showed job and was satisfied with the state of their economy this is easily the study his biggest tech success story the company was bought by microsoft in two thousand and eleven we bring you the stories that the shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. the camaro rouge once ruled cambodia its oppressive policies by the nation's rich culture performance the band and most artists and musicians here. today a local circuits sparking an artistic revival by turning street kids into world class at the bands and at the same time pulling them out of poverty.
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this week and one on one east we go back stage into the lives of cambodian circus to. play. their song like the lonely. heart body of my heart but also. for the light one known for i love my family in the show i played a part of the devil spirit that possesses the body of a despicable man the butt of the tongue mongolian financial plan that the man just wants to fit in and be a part of the community the man he was above the village just to be checked and appease him for the. the gods and say his plans and turn him into a beautiful woman one. look at. the beautiful woman and then take the bench
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and the holy just. twenty five year old enough for india is living out her childhood dream she's a star at far the kemba and circus in the. so the young playboy i first saw a circus performance in school when i was a little girl it was amazing how they moved their bodies and their own but after that i knew i wanted to be like them. based on the chanel folktale for tonight's performance is a story of rejection of friendship and reconciliation with a good dose of humor. truly is known for a contortionist skills and this move never feel free to take the crowd's breath away. the circus is one of the biggest attractions in town but it doesn't just entertain people it's
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a lifeline for these performers who have one thing in common they were once hungry street kids who had to work to stay alive. and i do when i was seven. i spent half of my day in school and the other half said i takes with my mother then i am a member of the family my family was very poor and then in the early years i trained and performed just to feed myself and we had so many siblings living together one of seven boys and four girls sat. straight up grew up in the province of bottom born three hours drive away. grinding poverty here drives countless children to work on the streets picking through trash to be sold for recycling. many families rely on everyone working hard to scrape by . trillions father died of ill health when she was very young
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leaving her mother to raise eleven children. help came from a local school that provides free education and meals it became a second. home force really up in an older sister. i went to far so there will be fewer miles to feed at home. i studied and ate at school. funded by circus revenue and donations for the subjects you would find in the public school. but is best known for its circus training. inside the gym there is no selection process it's restriction for the kids. anyone damn enough to take a tumble can. combine them into what i. was the most difficult for me and i'm not a natural talent i'm
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a normal person but i loved it. and i trained long and hard to be a contortionist. and what i often cried when my teacher bent was my back hurt my bones hurt whenever trying to bend my body to do splits. my training know how and where to bend me safely but it was so painful i was left in tears. oh. surely it's mother has been working in the school kitchen since the husband died ten years ago she's great for the school rescue the kids from a life on the streets can both run off the map back with me on the school has helped poor people like me and my neighbor is just one free meal a day for the kids eases the goodness in my long life and. songs of on their
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thousands of hungry children during our time here and watch them grow up she misses them when they leave mum more than her daughter. i miss your a lot better. we speak on the foreign but i hardly get to see her. i've never seen her show and she emory. when she was here in a better moan when i used to watch every single show she performed in school warning that every performance made me happy. now there is another generational family here the ten year old granddaughter. myname. she's very good with the trapeze and she builds a body. everyone says she's very plain talk about. today childers teacher wants the kids to get used to performing in front of an audience. but each take turns to
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perform for the class it's all pretty impressive but him food has high standards. i. put on my. i'm a gay son. but you're going. to have that because you know we are. told that mom would be my first child was what. retired i don't know if you just. don't take this supplement. doesn't it don't start. younger than me and i eat well right now. so why not my love life is my lap. and i was. doing what is strictly for the kids love of god we're. going to have young. women
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look around get over it. and understand i love it when i tell. you that. the fact that i'm all right oh i am going to. practice. five. zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero am sure how well that was she doing. it will take a few more years before the young ones can juggle like most teenagers the screening in the schools because. sixteen year old notes relying is a specific image of an older sister playing on the left but my sister it's really about is a contortionist bang in ok i fell in love with the circus when she brought me here to watch her training. she's my room model.
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is part of are you hearing up for the first public performance in a few days time they've been training together every day for several months now and conduit to show off what they can do for. those who do well here eventually become professional formosan siri will even get to travel the scenes she cried here. i want to be a professional i hope to perform in some route and all over the world like my sister the story line is a female lead for the student show it's reflected cambodia's changing society. in the story her characters love our returns home after working in the city. she doesn't like how he's turned from a humble farm boy to a flashy city slicker. and yes to try and win her heart again. the male lead is
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nineteen year old. his friends call him long long line grew up together their friends tease them about how realistic the stage romance. we. live our lives ok we don't really. care. less whether they will get back together and the future.
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is better known by his nickname brandy. he's one of the stars i'm sorry but he's taking a break. here in. performing days are over. motivated and no one. grandy discussed it at the teachers to form a team for the show. guided us to the level we're at today. but he still takes time to care for. their
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first big performance for the first time it's a full rehearsal that lasts over an hour with hot and stuffy. because i don't have a. right not that i have no idea at all about. brandy gives a pep talk to lift their confidence and reminds them to focus on safety. what worries me was how they rushed when they became tired. i always tell them when you're tired but focus on your breathing. and how it helps their acting concentration and makes them ok. they need to understand the rhythm of breathing and how to follow it.
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let us know the next day they know the tricks one after another. for it's a high and i'm looking forward to you having a few dress rehearsal. with a play. calling. brandi's satisfied with technique the ones don't express themselves better than man . you're the one that worked on the right to live. by the yes i heard. from him or her. i never hear when i bend it like the old.
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one we get to train as actors so we're a little step up and not quite there when we perform. they have a quick bite after the practice the pump of the such a good rehearsed. let's realign those they've got to get it right each and every time. i'm nervous and excited and even if you train every day you can still make mistakes of you know that i feel. sure enough that evening the full dress rehearsal goes horribly wrong. they make one mistake after another the school staff in some villages i feel for a peace deal it's a smart libyans but it isn't usually. they slip up again and again struggling with moves that put off so well in training. the tree line recovers as the show goes on but long is having a nightmare. that is awful part of our lives they saw the audience and became
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nervous and frustrated long and the worst possible they performed so stiffly how did you have time. i just went step by step from here today and then last the beautiful one but i don't. feel the heart i don't want to go i was exhausted so i lost control thanks for your my so nervous on the microphone most of the crowd that i was much better yesterday. live longer than your home i picked up morse what happens when a long time daniel motherhood on my. back when i'm in bed to get up off the back of it to get there but oh man wait a bit detached i know you. were going to join kamal dahal again. but you know many men from latin america that you may come home a promise well you. have to they deliver.
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there's a lot of pressure riding on long this family's pinning their hopes on his circus career. there's a wooden hut in a rundown neighborhood near the school. loans mother had fifteen children mine died from illnesses because they couldn't afford proper nutrition and medical treatment . from when they were very young every day now and his siblings collected garbage for recycling just to make ends meet. and here. we are a perfect family very poor. the children fell sick often and although was garbage collectors to help look after the family. their own money to buy a medicine and rice. went far start the school it off
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a course in the arts painting and circus. they let the kids choose a skill the oldest sister learned to paint and now has a job to help the family. long father earns an irregular income as a drummer at weddings and funerals. if he does well he can't help and poor family refused. all especially who i don't miss. and i know that. if you make it as a long starting salary working more than four hundred dollars a month four times the average wage in rural cambodia. that's when you stop collecting trash two years ago to focus on training. when i turned professional in the future i will help my. build a new house and buy have all the good food i just. as
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a bike and luckily i will practice hard every day until our team is so good that everyone cheers. if i can. just the day of the teenager's first public performance that's a full house to impress as it take the first step to becoming a professional thanks for the cheers for the big grow in confidence to turn on the style. audience to love it. my parents are very proud. of. our order i've ever taught my son could be all day long that i'm excited that he has to show up. or come by yet but i'm happy to see my son perform i'm very happy.
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after the show the team has an important visitor. debt and his friends founded a school in one thousand nine hundred four after returning home from a refugee camp following the fall of the camaro. they believe in using the arts to heal the wounds of the war and to empower the rural poor. from fact while the land for. our art scene flourished as far back as a twelve to thirteen century why. many musicians writers and serious blossomed here especially in the sixty's. but in the seventy's the civil war wiped out the arts and to perform. like a man who would destroy everything and when it's still possible we want to use the arts as a recall for us to understand our national identity and the spirit he represents. that night straight line goes home to one of very few houses in the neighborhood
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with concrete walls and cable t.v. it was built thanks to the earnings of her two older sisters from performing at the circus in one of the electric cars and we used to live in a. wooden heart that leaked when it rained water came in from above and below we couldn't even find a dry spot to have a meal my uncle of mine i often pray for my children's happiness for my family to be safe and free from illness. and she has a prayer of. one day i would like to see my daughter straighten the act before. i hear a show in c.m. replace amazing they have good music nice lighting and a big crowd. i was happy for her when i heard that.
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i used to hear old people say make a wish when you see a shooting star so i did. and i wished very hard that one day i'll be able to ride in a plane and perform for the circus all over the world. but my childhood wish has come true. enough truly has traveled to europe and across asia with a circus. but she knows this one last forever. injuries catch up with all circus performers in the end. an old injury on her. in two thousand and seven she broke her back during training and couldn't perform for a year. to thank him. every time i feel something there i worry and pray that it's ok because i want to keep performing. i'm not in pain the doctor gave me the all clear but it's all said the back of my mind. to prepare for life
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after the circus three that started english classes in theory a few months ago today a classmate is helping her with lessons she missed you. training yesterday. miss saunders take. them down and i want to speak english because i want to communicate with forrest. it will also help me find other jobs any job these days require you to speak in english. runs a small unit most far from the big talk to the husband. or reserve performer in the stage manager at a circus. of my english is good enough i hope to work in communications at the
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school but the children perform. if not i want to be a circus trainer because i love the craft and the way. the couple are serving up to build a house and start a family in bottom boat they've already bought a piece of land yeah mother. but i think a lot about my mother i told her one day i'll bring you to visit somebody but she said no. she's never been here i don't want to see the show but she says she's busy with work. so much has been for a surprise we've arranged for special guests to visit from bottom but. that's the team gets ready for the next show and mother and sister make their way in. for mom will finally get to see her perform at the same real big talk. backstage i asked whom she hopes to see most in the stands tonight not for nine hundred round out of
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town done. wrong but she might like this surprise better her sister and mom are excited the heard so much about this before months. the lights go out and it's showtime throughout doesn't see them in the shadows. but one of the team mates spots a mother until three between scenes. the secret's out so this time it's true that executes a signature move it is extra special. to a. i. figure i then menace a baby i want to say but i brought your mom was in her home based on our surprise.
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for you to. spread else mother has finally seen a perform with a big crowd and the stunning lies she always was about. one a sister sri lanka has had a place to for the future and if you actually look at the out there's no sign of fiance though tonight but one can never say never in cambodia so because of her was .
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a new television station in afghanistan is turning the focus on women it's on t.v. they are on camera in the guest chair and in the control room the founder of zone t.v. says this project couldn't wait this t. was for those mothers on those assault on those wife's living in afghanistan there's always talking about their rights but they didn't see anything in a nation where education was forbidden for girls as recently as two thousand and one and network just for women is a mark of progress there's also a very real element of danger of course we are threatened but because just sit in the corner of our homes we have to go forward and develop ourselves and help bring peace and stability to our country. in the final part of a six part series filmed of a five so. that people are still fighting for their land. the village chief is in prison. and forced underground the filmmaker has become
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