A Serious Circus

Erdenechimeg “Chimgee” Haltarhuu is a Mongolian circus performer and crusader against domestic abuse. A teacher at Circus Juventas, in St. Paul, she takes her troupe, Circus Manduhai, to rural Mongolia, where she educates circusgoers about the dangers of violence in the home. As World Circus Day and the 20th anniversary of Circus Juventas approach in April, she describes the dueling passions that animate her life.

Produced by 2 below zero’s Diane Richard.