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  • Meet the Ponce family circus.

    Meet the Ponce family circus.

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  • Calexico on making the music behind "Circo"

    Calexico on making the music behind "Circo"

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  • For one filmmaker, the sideshow became the main event.

    For one filmmaker, the sideshow became the main event.

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  • From the big top to the silver screen.

    From the big top to the silver screen.

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  • Alexia Ponce and Reyna Ponce

    Alexia Ponce and Reyna Ponce

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  • Moises Ponce performs

    Moises Ponce performs

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  • Tino Ponce enters the ring

    Tino Ponce enters the ring

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  • Reyna Ponce performs

    Reyna Ponce performs

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  • The Ponce family

    The Ponce family

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  • Tino Ponce

    Tino Ponce

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The Film

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.

The Filmmaker

  1. Aaron SchockProducer/Director