A childhood dream of travelling funfairs dances with the reality of a family manufacturing thrill-rides and their life on the road.
Premiered at the IDFA Short Documentary Competition in 2009.
The colourful whirl of the fair rolls into town each summer, bringing wondrous excitement and laughter. When the rides and caravans vanish mysteriously one morning they only leave traces on a child's imagination. The showpeople family finds great pleasure in sharing their simple joys with communities across Scotland. They not only travel with the rides, they also create and build them.
Directed by Peter Gerard
Music by Mick Cooke
Camera by Leo Bruges, Grant McPhee & Peter Gerard
Short documentary funded by Scottish Documentary Institute.
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