Busking in Berlin

Busking is a line of creative exhibtionism that requires a large dose of the good old courage.  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a street performer? Film maker Carl Tomich wanted to see what it was like to step into the shoes of a busker, only living of the money he made from playing on the streets of Berlin for a year. This documentary explores the Berlin street life and shows a unique story into the lives of some of the most talented performers and Carl’s struggle to make it on his own.

Staring & featuring music from : Alice Phoebe Lou, Max Buskohl, Hera Sparnon, Puto Production, Stephen Prescott, Charity Children, Frederik Konradson, Ruperts Kitchen, Temple Hayes & The Neigh Kid Horse.

A brief background of Busking:

“Street performance or busking is the act of performing in public places for gratuities. In many countries the rewards are generally in the form of money but other gratuities such as food, drink or gifts may be given. Street performance is practiced all over the world by men, women and children and dates back to antiquity. People engaging in this practice are called street performers or buskers.

Performances are anything that people find entertaining. Performers may do acrobatics, animal tricks, balloon twisting, caricatures, clowning, comedy, contortions, escapology, dance, singing, fire skills, flea circus, fortune-telling, juggling, magic, mime, living statue, musical performance, puppeteering, snake charming, storytelling or reciting poetry or prose, street art such as sketching and painting, street theatre, sword swallowing, and ventriloquism.”

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