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Circus Season: Travels with Tarzan

Circus Season: Travels with Tarzan

This 90-minute documentary follows the small, family-owned Tarzan Zerbini Circus during its 1996 season. An unlikely family portrait, the program takes an intimate look at several families of circus performers, a world famous tiger trainer from Switzerland and the many workers who struggle to maintain an endangered institution. To many in the outside world, the circus is fantastical and entertaining, but to the performers, it is real life, with unrelenting travel and backbreaking work that requires true grit.

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