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.
Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter
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.