Director: Verena Endtner / Switzerland 2013
Production: Dan Riesen: ALOCO GmbH, for SRF (Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen), Switzerland
Category: Human Rights / Society / Art & Culture
Language: Russian, Swiss German
Subtitles: English, Swiss German, Russian
Length: 98/52 minutes
In the fairytale city of St. Petersburg, 8,500 children live on the streets, but the innovative circus Upsala with its charismatic director Larissa is giving some of those children a chance to leave all that behind them. Meet 6-year-old Danja and his peers, training at UPSALA circus and trying to win over new kids from the streets. A journey from the Russian slums to the lights of the big top.