ARTE GEIE, MAGNETO PRESSE
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
In a country torn by war, the Talibans and suicide bombings, the mobile circus “Mini Circus for Children” helps Kabul's youth to rebuild themselves far from violence and its trauma.
Created in 2002 by a journalist and a Danish choreographer, they learn how to juggle, ride a monocycle, climb up a Chinese pole, clown around and do various stunts... Reconciliation is more than a philosophy in this place: there is real hope to build a better future for Afghanistan because the circus – now hosted by Afghans – sees Pashtuns, Hazaras or Tajiks kids play around and forget the history of violence and discrimination between these communities. Despite the constant threats and intimidations the circus personnel must endure, despite the daily management issues, the circus has won the trust and sympathy of Afghans who now support this art –which used to be forbidden.
This project has received the “Helping Hand” special mention of the FIGRA 2017.