Three inspiring circus documentaries

RTD documentary films about the circus world take you behind the scenes of troupes from Russia and Afghanistan to meet professional performers, enthusiasts and children learning various performing skills.

Cirque de Kabul explores a circus school founded by Danish volunteers, which gives Afghan children hope and a place to connect, play and learn. 

Circus documentaries on RTD
Girls from the Mobile Mini Circus for Children perform in front of Afghan schoolchildren in Kabul.

Flying Kids, in St. Petersburg, Russia helps challenging teenagers and children from disadvantaged families to discover their talent. The Upsula Circus turns potential hooligans into entertainers, empowering with purpose and keeping them busy.

In the Cage features the Zapashny brothers, a famous Russian animal taming duo. Askold and Edgard Zapashny, who come from a circus dynasty, reveal what it takes to work with wild animals and perform in the ring.