Above the Ground, Beneath the Sky

Simon Lereng Wilmont, Denmark, 2008

28 min.DK/DocumentaryFilm school films

11 year old Mahmoud from Cairo loves the circus, and dreams of performing as an acrobat in The National Egyptian Circus. So Mahmoud practice several days a week with the experienced circus artist Kamal, who joggles Mahmoud on his feet one and a half metres above the ground in a dangerous and daring acrobatic act. But the day only has so many hours, and there is also so much homework to do. So Mahmoud struggles to live his dream, and keep his place above the ground, beneath the sky.
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Original title Over jorden, under himlen
Danish title Over jorden, under himlen
Keywords Circus, Boys, Egypt, 2000-2009, Dreams
Director Simon Lereng Wilmont
Director of Photography Simon Lereng Wilmont
Editor Simon Lereng Wilmont
Production country Denmark
Production company Den Danske Filmskole
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Production company Den Danske Filmskole


Direction Simon Lereng Wilmont


Cinematographer Simon Lereng Wilmont


Editor Simon Lereng Wilmont

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