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 the kids who are great circus artists and that we can find in the magnificent landscapes of Ethiopia. 

A film punctuated with everyday scenes of rural and city life.


Bio-filmography of the director

Lukas Berger is a photographer & director from Austria. He is currently living in Hannover, Germany and works 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.







In order of appearance:

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


Trngo Behailo


Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Lukas Berger

Sound recordist:

Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Lukas Berger

Sound design:

Mário Gajo de Carvalho


Jonny Teupen

Toumani Diabate

Tim Hecker

Akale Wube

Tefayé Abbèbè / Ayaléw Abbèbè

Girma Bèyènè


Mário Gajo de Carvalho


Lukas Berger

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