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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | Circo | Clip 2 | PBS

Duration: 02:15
Program: Independent Lens #1321
Broadcast Date: May. 1, 2012

Premiering May 3, 2012. Check local listings: www.pbs.org In this scene from the Independent Lens documentary, CIrco, Tino and Ivonne Ponce struggle with the challenges of raising a family of their own while running a touring circus in Mexico started by Tino's parents. 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