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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | Circo | Clip 1 | PBS

Duration: 02:51
Program: Independent Lens #1321

Premiering May 3, 2012. Check local listings: www.pbs.org During some downtime during the Ponce Family Circus's tour of the Mexican countryside, the children explore a nearby campground and palatial estate in this excerpt from the documentary, Circo. The Ponce family's hardscrabble circus has lived and performed on the back roads of Mexico since the 19th century. But can their way of life survive into the 21st century? Circo intimately portrays the Ponce family circus as it struggles to make a living off its artistry, sweat, and wit against the backdrop of Mexico's collapsing rural economy. Learn more about "Independent Lens": www.pbs.org Watch "Independent Lens" films online: video.pbs.org

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Post Date: April 27, 2012