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Sunday, October 16 • 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Farewell Ferris Wheel - Preceded by The Queen of Coney Island

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Jamie Sisley and Miguel Martinez
2016 | 70 mins
Countries of Production: USA, Mexico
Countries Featured: USA, Mexico
NY Premiere 
Sunday, October 16 | Noon | Program F10

Mexican workers make up 80 percent of the labor force in the United States’ carnival industry, and for three decades nearly all of them have been recruited by one person using the controversial H-2B Visa program. New regulations have begun to put a strain on this arrangement, jeopardizing both the industry and the livelihoods of those who service it. Explore a nuanced, intimate view of this process and industry, where the search for better opportunities, the potential for exploitation, and the viability of struggling businesses collide.

Co-presented by Cinema Tropical

Plays with The Queen of Coney Island  

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Preceded by: The Queen of Coney Island

Lindsay Skedgell
2016 | 6 mins
Country of Production: USA
Country Featured: USA
NY Premiere
Sunday, October 16 | Noon | Program F10

For the past 45 years, Monica has sold goldfish at a colorful Coney Island shop. This Queen of Coney Island tells her story in a five-minute splash of imagery, interview, and propulsive soundtrack, capturing her struggle to adapt to social change and the spirit of this historic neighborhood.

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Sunday October 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm

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