The Pirates of Salé

Event dates: October 22, 2017

Pirates of Sale

On Morocco’s old pirate coast, a new generation of pirates are setting sail in one of Morocco’s first professional circus school.

Cirque Shems’y overlooks Salé’s poorest slums and hundreds of teenagers come to audition each year, in search of a different future. Pirates of Salé follows four young Moroccans on a tough journey of transformation in search of athletic and artistic excellence – and personal and creative freedom.

This is a film about being young in a place with few opportunities and daring to dream.

‘This inspiring documentary balances human interest with exciting, handsomely lensed circus acts’ – Variety