Nice footage of a chic Russian lion tamer - she swings on a trapeze with one of her furry friends!
RUSSIAN WOMAN LION TAMER
Riga, Latvia, Russia.
SV. Irina Burgrimova sitting among children holding an Otter. SCU. Children looking on. SV. Group of children with Irina in the middle, one of the children is holding a baby monkey. CU. Baby monkey on child's lap eating something and Irina strokes its head. CU. Irina. Group of children surrounding young lions sitting on floor, one of them is stroking a lion's head as Irina looks on. CU. Two young girls now looking at the rehearsal of the lion act with Irina Burgrimova (or Irina Bugrimove) in the ring. SV. Irina in ring (Cage) as one lion rolling on its back at her feet and another comes towards her and she strokes its head and cuddles it. SCU. Group of young boys watching. SCU. Irina open the lion's mouth and looks down its throat and then pats it. SV. Group of audience children in foreground a man is operating tape recorder.
SV. Man outside cage holding microphone and Irina approaches a doorway towards him. She speaks to him and nods her head as though to invite him in. She opens the cage door for him to go in. CU. Lion snarls viciously. CU. Man with microphone shakes his head and says 'No, I'm not going in there'. SCU. Irina talking to man with microphone at doorway of cage. She takes the microphone away from him to get the effects herself. SCU. Young girls in audience laughing. SV. Irina holding microphone in front of snarling lion. SV. Part of young audience.
TV. Irina swings on trapeze with a platform and a lion is sitting on it. The place is now full of people. LV. From ground as she continues to swing on the platform with the lion. Any breaking of the rope and the pair of them would go over top of cage into the audience. Stops swing and pats lion on head.
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