Eleven-year-old Mustafa, a street-kid in Bucharest, leads a sad and dangerous life amid drugs, prostitution and violence. During the daytime, he trains in Parada Circus to be circus performer, where he gets a warm meal, a change of clothes and school lessons. Mustafa and five other street children used mini-DV cameras to capture their own very personal lives. With this remarkable material, together with her own observations, director Annett Schütze and her film-team created a poignant and moving portrait about forgotten children who refuse to give up.
Moskatchka (from Moskaw district) is the nick-name of one of most interesting districts in Riga. In the beginning of 20th century – a working-class district, in the WWII – a concentration camp for Jews, during the Soviet times – favorite district for Russian immigrants. It is considered to be one of most dangerous districts in Riga, but it has its special beauty as well.