Man On Wire is an inspiring documentary about Philippe Petit’s daring high-wire walk between the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers. In one of the most iconic feats of human courage and showmanship, Petit walked across a tightrope suspended 1350 feet in the air on August 7th, 1974.

Philippe Petit has been an accomplished entertainer since he was a young boy, when he began learning magic and juggling to perform for tourists on the streets. At just sixteen years old, he had already mastered wire walking, and turned his hobby into a thrilling form of street performance.

Petit’s audacious plan to walk between the two tallest buildings in New York City involved careful planning over several months with his team of accomplices. After secretly smuggling rigging equipment into the towers in broad daylight and having to deal with numerous obstacles, Petit finally made it to his destination—the roof of the South Tower. After 45 minutes of walking back and forth eight times along the wire strung between the two buildings, he was arrested by police officers who had no idea whether they should be celebrating or reprimanding him for his exploit.

The world rejoiced at this incredible feat that seemed almost supernatural – a man suspended above Manhattan on nothing but a thin cable! The media sensation that followed launched Philippe Petit into international fame and inspired countless individuals around the globe; all yearning for their own moment of glory like this daredevil artist from France.

The extraordinary story behind Man On Wire is one that will stay forever etched in history books. As exciting as its retelling may be in text, it’s nothing compared to witnessing it firsthand through this gripping documentary. So if you’re looking for an uplifting tale full of courage and wonder, then Man On Wire is certainly worth your time!