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Dancing Out of Poverty - Ballet in Manila

Christian is 14 and dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer. He hopes his career will lift his family out of poverty.

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09.01.2016 edition

Fourteen year old Christian Torreres dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer – the only way to save his family from a life of poverty. Right now they live on the biggest garbage site in Manila. How does Christian cope with the permanent contrast between misery and glamour?

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