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Motion/Static

A showman passes traditions of travelling fun-fairs to his daughter.

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Overview

Genre
Personal Doc and Portrait
Synopsis

A childhood dream of travelling funfairs dances with the reality of a family manufacturing thrill-rides and their life on the road.

Victor Reeves looks back on several generations of his family that have consistently worked as travelling showpeople. He is semi-retired, but like his ancestors, he expects to stay in show business until he passes away. Since his wife died ten years ago, Victor's daughter Kendal has been preparing to take over the family business from her father. Meanwhile, Victor's sons are giving up the travelling lifestyle to follow their dream of building and repairing thrill-rides. As each year passes, Victor questions if he can really sit back and retire and leave his life's work to his family.

Stage
finished
Running time
12 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Accidental Media
Country
United Kingdom
Years of Production
2009
Locations
Scotland
Prod. Partners
Scottish Documentary Institute

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Festivals
IDFA
Broadcast (Prod.)
BBC
Language
English

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