Fabrice Champion, a young internationally renowned trapeze artist, hit another acrobat in mid-air during a show and was paralyzed. Following years of rehabilitation therapy, hopes lost and found, he returns to the circus as director and teacher. Acrobat is told as a first-person narrative from Fabrice’s perspective, as he provides insight into his journey from the hospital and rehabilitation back to the circus life.
Watch the trailer after the jump.
Acrobat will premiere as part of the Global Voices series on the WORLD Channel, Sunday, July 15 at 10 p.m. (check local listings). Starting July 16, the documentary will be available to view in entirety online via PBS Video (for a limited time only).