The making of: Cirque du Cambodia
It’s difficult to believe the unpredictable circumstances that producers go through in pursuit of their passion for a factual encounter. Joel Gershon, a New Yorker who ventured into Cambodia in search of a possible factual story got more out of it. The
young journal, producer and lecturer eventually spent 5 years fi lming and producing
poverty stricken kids who took up circus to stay clean from drugs and crimes. His
tagline: ‘From the rice field to the big time’ was literally what they have done. Joel tells
K. Dass his big screen ambition when the funding comes in.