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  • About the Film

    A woman, dressed in a green polka dot costume, with her arm around a girl in a black shirt with sequins

    For more than a century, the Ponce family’s circus has lived and performed on the back roads of Mexico. But can their way of life survive the collapse of the country’s rural economy?

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  • Calexico on the Soundtrack

    A sign over the circus entrance reads: Gran Circo Mexico.

    Watch the indie band Calexico, whose mariachi-meets-jazz sound has been described as “desert noir,” describe the pared-down process they used to compose the score for Circo.

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  • Talkback

    Twelve members of the Ponce family -- old and young -- stand outside of a blue circus tent.

    Do you think the Ponce family’s way of life can survive into the 21st century?

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