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- Director: Michal Varga
- CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA / 2018 / DCP / Colour / 79’ / Czech, English, Kinyarwanda; Turkish, English s.t.
- Screenplay: Michal Varga
- Director of Photography: Jakub Jelen
- Editing: Alexandra Jonásová
- Producer: Marek Novák
- Production Co.: Xova Film
- World Sales: TVCO
Rosťa Novák, the principal of Cirk La Putyka ensemble, artistic workaholic and perfectionist, agrees to make a joint project with a group of acrobats from Rwanda. First time in his life, Rosťa travels to Africa, to create a circus show about clash of different cultures. There he met Elisée Niyonsenga, who survived the Rwandan genocide as a child and now trains a group comprised of orphaned children. The two troupes begin rehearsing in Rwanda and Prague in order to put together a true circus for the 21st century. Czech director Michal Varga’s documentary follows this difficult process which culminates in a performance at last year’s Letní Letná festival, and which is sometimes emotional, always dynamic, colourful, passing through prejudices, different cultures, painful backgrounds and different work disciplines.
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.