The young girls Liya and Beza, doing the hula hoop; Habtamnesh, doing the aerial hoop; and the boy Beniyam, who is only 5 years old, performing acrobatics – these are some of the kids who are great circus artists in the magnificent landscapes of Ethiopia. This film about them is punctuated with everyday scenes of rural and city life.
Mário Gajo de Carvalho
Lukas Berger directed his first film "Circus Debere Berhan" (2015) that had the world premiere in 20th Milano Film Festival and was screened at more than 30 film festivals, winning 2 international awards.
Mário Gajo de Carvalho has 4 university diplomas in Arts and Cinema. His first short is "The Millionaires", which premiered and awarded at IndieLisboa 2011. He directed the short "The Boy and the Owl" in 2018 which had the premiere at the 29thCineMagic in UK.