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Independent Lens | Circo | Clip 3 | PBS Premiering May 3, 2012. Check local listings: For the Ponces, circuses literally run in the family from generation to generation. In this scene from the Independent Lens documentary, Circo, we follow Tino and his family to a Day of the Dead reunion at his grandmother's home and pay tribute to the late grandfather, his family's original ringmaster.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": "Independent Lens" films online:
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