FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL

Directed by Jamie Sisley, Miguel "M.i.G." Martinez


The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead


Category: Documentary Feature
Year: 2016
Run Time: 70 min
English and Spanish with English subtitles

Synopsis: The carnival is an enduring staple of the American experience. However, the need for reliable labor has prompted carnivals and the seafood, timber, hotel, and landscaping industries to look for workers abroad. Today, most carnival workers are Mexican citizens who travel north legally for the carnival season. Shot over the course of six years, Farewell Ferris Wheel explores how the carnival industry fights to keep itself alive by employing Mexican migrant workers through the controversial H-2B guestworker visa.

"Visually glorious. Imparts majesty to the sacrifices and struggles behind keeping this show on the road."
--Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter

Screenings: Big Sky Film Festival, AFI Docs, Denver Film Festival, Mendocino Film Festival

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SCREENING INFO

Saturday, April 28, Noon
UACCB
$5 / $4 Students and Over Age 54
$3 Foothills Film Society Members

Jamie Sisley Attending