Tartuff : PÖFF

First Position

Local title
Esimene positsioon
Director
Bess Kargman
Country
USA
Year
2011
Festival
17th Tartuff
Programme
Documentaries of Tartu Elektriteater
Genre
drama

Follow in the inspirational footsteps of six talented ballet dancers (ages nine to nineteen) as they struggle to maintain form in the face of injury and personal sacrifice on their way to one of the most prestigious youth ballet competitions in the world. First Position is a feature length documentary about a love of dance and a drive to succeed that trumps money, politics and even war.

With unprecedented (and exclusive) access to the Youth America Grand Prix, the largest competition that awards full scholarships to top ballet schools, „First Position" takes audiences on a yearlong journey around the world. At a time when art, music and dance for children are severely under-funded, the film reveals the struggles and success, the pain and extraordinary beauty of an art form so many children across the globe are determined to dedicate their lives to… despite the odds.

Director
Bess Kargman
Cast
Miko Fogarty, Jules Jarvis Fogarty, Rebecca Houseknecht, Aran Bell, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Michaela DePrince, Gaya Bommer Yemini
Producer
Bess Kargman
DoP
Nick Higgins
Editor
Kate Amend, Bess Kargman
Music
Chris Hajian
Sound
Eric Thomas
Runtime
Language
Hebrew, Spanish, English, French
Subtitles
English

Screenings

Hall Electric Cinema
ScreeningEsimene positsioon
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Trailer