It is just a week ago that film-interested folks were gathering in the Friedrich-Karl Street. Because kitev and the office for interculture of the city of Oberhausen invited last Tuesday to the Oberhaus where its abandoned ground floor turned into a small cinema. An Italian film named «Circo Togni» was shown.

A beautiful film which shows private footage of the Italian circus family Togni starting in the 40s until the late 70s, supported by atmospheric sounds from a trio playing the electric guitar, Djoze-Kneevioline, clarinet and saxophone. Discovered and restored was the footage by the Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia in Bologna. Every question by the audience could be asked directly afterwards to the head of the archive and the conservator themselves who didn´t hesitate to make the trip to Oberhausen.

Many citizens of Oberhausen and several international guests thought so too and didn´t miss the chance to enjoy a wonderful evening which has reached all senses. The team of the refugees´ kitchen created a tasty Arabic/Italian Anti-Pasti-Buffet, a juggler was spinning bowling pins in the evening skyline of Oberhausen and the warm summer breeze let everyone celebrate their glass of Italian red wine.

As colourful, international and tolerant as a circus is, so was spreading this art of living among the guests on this evening. We have to say thank you to Geremia Carrara, the musician Alessandro Palmitessa, Interkultur Ruhr and the office for interculture in Oberhausen...... and be sure that we will always offer you a screen in Oberhausen!