VIDEO: moving pictures call on people to ban animal circuses in Estonia

Moving pictures that call on people to ban animal circuses in Estonia will be screened in the Solaris cinema in Tallinn and in the Apollo cinema in Pärnu until July 18.

The aim of the NGO animal advocacy organization Loomus’ campaign is to support the law change that would no longer allow using animals in circuses. In March, the Ministry of Agriculture sent a bill to a round of conciliation for banning the use of only certain species, such as big cats, bears, monkeys and elephants, in circuses.

The campaign “Let’s just finally get rid of those animal circuses!” consists of five photos, to which a unique three-dimensional effect has been applied.

“The effect is called parallax,” explained Virgo Haan, the author of the photos and the idea. “Parallex means that the usual two-dimensional picture is cut into different pieces that will be placed into a three-dimensional environment, where the so-called artificial camera can move around between these pieces.”

Formerly, Haan has used the same effect in his exhibitions “In the eyes of Indian children” (“India laste silmades”) and “Vocal rehearsal” (“Hääleproov”).

Watch the video


Photos: Virgo Haan
Make-up: Mari Kangur (Grimm FX), Küllikki Pert (Silmad Pärani Kinni OÜ), Kaia Pihlak (, Liisa-Chrislin Saleh (Fankadelik)
Clowns: Joosep Reimets, Ahto Reinaru, Kalev Tuubel, Martin Aus, Rauno Kutti, Ice, Kadri Vähi, Kadri Taperson, Anneli Olev, Britmarii Kroon, Kersti Sillaots, Ingrid Mänd, Milla Esta Koitmaa, Ly Mesi, Piret Britta Pallon, Kristjan Kiisk, Heinar Laan
Costumes: Paavli second-hand shop