Saturday, November 28, 2015

First Position

First Position

With unprecedented (and exclusive) access to the Youth America Grand Prix, the largest competition that awards full scholarships to top ballet schools, First Position takes audiences on a yearlong journey around the world. At a time when art, music and dance for children are severely under-funded, the film reveals the struggles and success, the pain and extraordinary beauty of an art form so many children across the globe are determined to dedicate their lives to- despite the odds.
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Joan Sebastian Zamora; Jules Fogarty; Gaya Bommer Yemini; Michaela DePrince; Aran Bell; Miko; Rebecca Houseknecht
Directed by:
Bess Kargman
Documentary; Drama; Family, Children's
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