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Schock, Aaron. (Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Screenwriter). Gargi, Jannat. (Producer). Becker, Mark. (Screenwriter). Ponce Ledezma, Juventino. (Performer, Interviewee). Galindo Valenzuela, Ivonne. (Performer, Interviewee). Ponce Galindo, Juventino. (Performer, Interviewee). Ponce Galindo, Julio César. (Performer, Interviewee). Ponce Galindo, Moisés. (Performer, Interviewee). Ponce Galindo, Alexia Guadalupe. (Performer, Interviewee). Directed by Aaron L. Schock. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 75 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : 2011.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Aaron L. Schock.
Participant or Performer Note: Featuring Gran Circo México: Juventino "Tino" Ponce Ledezma, Ivonne Galindo Valenzuela, Juventino "Cáscaras" Ponce Galindo, Julio César Ponce Galindo, Moisés Ponce Galindo, Alexia Guadalupe Ponce Galindo, Alfredo "Don Gilberto" Ponce García, Guadalupe "Doña Lupe" Ledezma Ortiz, Gilberto "Tacho" Ponce Ledezma, Erika Ponce Ledezma, Reyna Irene Ponce Ledezma, Alexandra García Tirado, Naydelín Virgen Ponce.
Summary, etc.: Gorgeously filmed along the back roads of rural Mexico, CIRCO follows the Ponce family's hardscrabble circus as it struggles to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences, and a simmering family conflict. Tino, the ringmaster, is driven by his dream to lead his parents' circus to success and corrals the energy of his whole family, including his four young children, towards this singular goal. But his wife Ivonne is determined to make a change. Feeling exploited by her in-laws, she longs to return to her kids a childhood lost to laboring in the circus. Through this intricately woven story of a marriage in trouble and of a century-old family tradition that hangs in the balance, CIRCO opens the viewer to the luminous world of a traveling circus while examining the universal themes of family bonds, filial responsibility, and the weight of cultural inheritance.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Gran Circo México.
Circus > Mexico.
Circus performers > Mexico > Biography.
Circus owners > Mexico > Biography.

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