America ReFramed

Farewell Ferris Wheel | Trailer

Preview: Season 5 Episode 13 | 1m 10s | Video has closed captioning.

Carnivals have a delightful place in the American imagination, with childhood memories of family fun, fantasy, and summer love. But rising expenses and changes in U.S. labor patterns mean this national pastime is nearly extinct. FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL is an inside look at the struggles of an industry trying to stay alive by employing Mexican migrant workers with a controversial visa.

Aired: 10/10/17

Rating: TV-PG

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