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Farewell Ferris Wheel
Producers/Directors: Jamie Sisley and Miguel Martinez
Genre: Documentary
Program Length: 60 Minutes
Broadcast Date: October 10, 2017 on World Channel (America Reframed)
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FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL explores how the U.S. carnival industry fights to keep itself alive by legally employing Mexican migrant workers through the use of the controversial work visa, H-2B. The film spends six years examining the carnival industry’s labor struggles by following a carnival owner, a labor recruiter, and two workers from Tlapacoyan, Veracruz, a small Mexican town that is home to nearly one third of all carnival laborers.

 

FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL is a co-production of ITVS, in association with Latino Public Broadcasting, Arizona PBS, Firelight Foundation, and The Jerome Foundation with major funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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