2015 - Ongoing
Afghanistan; Iran; Palestinian Territory; Dagestan, Russia
Iran, Afghanistan and Palestine. Three places that are known for their dreary political character - for difficult living conditions. Right there, the inhabitants of these countries have developed a circus culture that is not comparable to the rest of the world. From political clowns in Gaza who are trying to deliver a performance that reflects the absurdity of living on the front line between Hamas and the IDF, circus schools wanting to give Afghan children an alternative route, the old tradition of tightrope walkers in the north caucasus (dagestan) and Iran, where Circus does not want to forget the fun in an Islamic dictatorship. This is what this work is about: "Like a bird," a boy's quote about his circus life represents the essence of the work.