On a Tightrope

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On a Tightrope (2007) 72 min.

On a Tightrope tells the story of four Uighur orphans in Xinjiang, China, dreaming of becoming professional tightrope walkers – an ancient Uighur tradition. A story about the oppression of the Uighur minority in China.


IDFA, Sundance


Grand Prix Chicago Documentary Film Festival; Grand Prize,  Human  Rights  in Film Warsaw; Special Jury Prize Almaty Film Festival Kazakhstan.


Norwegian Film Institute, The Fritt Ord Foundation, Piraya Film, Nordic Film & TV Fund, Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions, Norwegian Fund for Sound & Image, Sparebanken Vest, Sundance Documentary Fund, Western Norwegian Film Centre, Center for Policy Studies, CEU, Humanistische Omroep, CBC, Channel 4, NRK, TSR, YLE, SBS Australia, TSR


Director & Cinematographer: Petr Lom
Producer: Torstein Grude
Associate Producer: Bjarte Morner Tveit
Editor: Petr Lom
Music: Rashide Dawut

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Xinjiang, China
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