The Emory University Center for Ethics through its Ethics & the Arts Initiative is proud to be partnering with the Atlanta Film Festival to host a series of thought provoking films.
The Center's own Tanya Anderson (Communications Manager), Carlton Mackey (Director of the Ethics & the Arts Initiative), and Dr. Edward Queen (Director of the Ethics & Servant Leadership Program) will serve as film hosts -welcoming audiences and holding post film discussions with directors, producers, and other guests.
Djeferson, Bárbara, Rayana and Platini live in a drug controlled slum of Rio de Janeiro. Their families are struggling, their homes are physically unstable and everyone they know has dropped out of school. When a big-top circus tent suddenly appears in a nearby parking lot, they decide to take a chance. They learn trapeze, acrobatics, juggling and contortion, then audition for the end-of-year show, rehearse and prepare for the curtains to part on opening night. Along the way, Without A Net explores the connections between risk, desire, poverty and circus, and celebrates the perseverance of youth in the face of tremendous odds.
Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is an Academy Award qualifying,
international film festival held in Atlanta, Georgia. This years
festival will take place March 23- April 01 at Landmark Midtown Arts
Cinema and other remote locations including Plaza Theatre, The Goat
Farm, and Strand Theatre. For more information, or to purchase
tickets, please visit www.atlantafilmfestival.com