This film follows circus director and ringmaster Emil and his little circus from one village to the next, through the Austrian winter landscape. It reveals the endless routine of circus life and the personal lives of the circus director and his family. We meet his jovial partner and their ten circus children, who joke about their lives and indiscretions.
After the massacre perpetrated on the Tutsis in 1994, tens of thousands of Hutus fled to Zaire, and many of them never returned. These ‘forgotten’ refugees were living in poverty thousands of miles from home, plagued by famine, disease and attacks by various armed militias. This film leads us to the ‘heart of darkness’, the same place where Joseph CONRAD wrote his novel a century ago.
The most destructive violence is that perpetrated by the one you love. In France, one in seven women suffers from violence at the hands of their partners. In this sensitive film and intimate portrait, Arielle, Christine and Michèle tell what they have not said to their nearest and dearest, to help us see what is not visible. They offer us vitality, courage and hope.
In the 1960s, in the heart of Africa, the Nile Perch was introduced into Lake Victoria as a scientific experiment and eventually extinguished almost all the native fish species. It multiplied so fast that its white fillets are exported globally. Ex-Soviet cargo planes come daily to collect the latest catch in exchange for weapons and ammunition for the uncounted wars on the continent.
When Sudan, Africa's biggest country, is being divided into two nations, an old ‘civilising’ pathology re-emerges - that of colonialism, clash of empires, and yet new episodes of bloody (and holy) wars over land and resources. The director takes us on a dizzying, science fiction-like journey in his tiny, self-made flying machine out of tin and canvas.