The following movie was screened at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
Between Heaven and Earth
World Documentary Competition
Dir: Frank van den Engel, Masja Novikova
In Uzbekistan, the circus is long-standing tradition, highly regarded as an important part of Uzbekistani society. Between Heaven and Earth takes a glimpse at the lives of two circus families, with two very distinct positions on life. The heads of the families, Achat and Tursun Ali, have been dear friends for years. Tursun Ali actually trained with Achat to become a “strong man.” These men have a very high opinion of each other, and understand what each has gone through in their tumultuous lives.