Un film de Yoram Allon et Max Reeves

« In 2001 the maverick humanitarian circus group, The Serious Road Trip returned to Kosovo. Based in the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica they performed a series of circus shows for the people of this troubled area sometimes bringing the communities together for the first time since the end of the war.

They also ran workshops for street children and their educators, using the skills and attitudes of the circus to reach a lost aspect of humanity.

The project culminated in a street parade and show where the clowns and the kids roused a city and showed them laughter.

The anarchic personalities of the clowns, the enthusiasm of the kids, the reflectivness of the educators, the inaptness of the NATO soldiers, the ethnic division of the people and the war torn backdrop are woven together subtly and skilfully to make a powerful statement. There is no judgement, no moralising and no instruction.

CirKosovo is a testament to Laughter… »

Produced by Les Films du Possible

Directed and made by Yoram Allon and Max Reeves

With the kind help of Big Umbrella

Music by Zaragraf

Edited by Nicolas Sarkissian

Yoram Allon is a graduate of Film Studies from the London College of Printing, has traveled widely throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East and is YoYo the Clown with The Serious Road Trip. Yoram is a Parisian born in 1971.

New Zealander Max Reeves is an award winning Photographer and Film-maker. His reportage photography features strongly in CirKosovo. Born in Papakura in 1966 and educated at Auckland University.