Farewell Ferris Wheel

America ReFramed Season 5
  • Feature Film
  • 2017
  • 60 Mins

Carnivals have a delightful place in the American imagination. But rising expenses and changes in U.S. labor patterns means 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.

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Film Credits

  • Jamie Sisley Director
  • Miguel Martinez Director

Critical Acclaim

The wheels churn evenly in this well-made documentary about summer carnivals... In this age of polarization and accusation, it's very refreshing to see a documentary that is more in the old-style Flaherty tradition, just letting the pieces and the action fall where they might.

Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter