Some kids, who are great circus artists, can be found in the magnificent landscapes of Ethiopia. The young girls Liya and Beza doing the Hoola Hoop, Habtamnesh doing the Aerial Hoop or the boy Beniyam, only with 5 years old, performing the Footing Acrobatic, are some of those kids. A film punctuated with everyday scenes of rural and city life of that country. 

Bio-filmography of the director

Lukas Berger is a photographer & director from Austria. He is currently working on several photography and film projects. His travels brought him to countries like Ethiopia, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Burkina Faso, China, Russia and other European countries. His first film "Circus Debere Berhan" (2015) had the world premiere in 20th Milano Film Festival and was screened at more than 30 film festivals, winning 2 international awards. His last movie is "Circus Movements" (2019) that was shot with circus kids from Ethiopia.


Bio-filmography of the co-director

Mário Gajo de Carvalho has 4 university diplomas in Arts and Cinema. His first movie is "The Millionaires", which premiered and awarded at IndieLisboa 2011; the film has toured 24 countries. His experimental film "The Place that Remains" had the world premiere as part of the 10th Berlin Directors Lounge, Contemporary Art and Media 2014, and was screened at 12 film festivals. He directed the short "The Boy and the Owl" in 2018 which had the premiere in 29th CineMagic in UK and co-directed "Circus Movements" in 2019 that was shot with circus kids from Ethiopia.







In order of appearance:

(Artists from Circus Debere Berhan)

Liya Awrares

Beza Abebe

Habtamnesh Bahailo

Dawit Berihan

Beniyam Bahailo

Alamseged Kefyalew

Fakrata Segaye

Marshet W/Agegnw

Abonesh Yelma

Zakarias Kefyalew

Woreku Bekele

Yegle Beleta



Lukas Berger


Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Circus creative director:

Teklu Ashagir


Lukas Berger

Direct sound:

Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Lukas Berger


Trngo Behailo


Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Lukas Berger

Sound design:

Mário Gajo de Carvalho


Toumani Diabate

Tim Hecker

Akale Wube

Tefayé Abbèbè

Ayaléw Abbèbè

Girma Bèyènè


Mário Gajo de Carvalho


Lukas Berger

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