Global Activism: Changing lives through the magic of the circus

Global Activism: Changing lives through the magic of the circus
Global Activism: Changing lives through the magic of the circus

Global Activism: Changing lives through the magic of the circus

Yamoussa Bangoura is from Guinea, West Africa and Guillaume Saladin is from a remote Inuit community in the Arctic Tundra. They joined to realize their shared vision to use circus arts to help suffering children in their respective communities. Today, they’ve taken their work global and it’s the subject of a documentary produced by filmmaker and Boston Globe feature writer, Linda Matchen. We’ll talk with all three about their work, the film and their new collaboration with Global Activist, Maribeth Joy, who joins us as well. She’s executive director of CircEsteem. Her group uses circus arts as therapy for kids in the Chicago area. The film, Circus Without Borders, was produced, in part, by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. (Photo: Facebook/Circus Without Borders)