Directed by Jamie Sisley and Miguel Martinez
USA, 2016, 72:00
There are many parallels between the lives of a migrant laborer and a carnival worker.
FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL is a year in the life of men who are both. Allotted controversial H-2B visas, the workers are grateful for the opportunity to provide for their families in Mexico, but also subject to low wages and inhumane working conditions. This thoughtful portrait, mostly set in Maryland, focuses on the workers and their struggle as well as the men who profit from their labor. Farewell Ferris Wheel explores how the U.S. Carnival industry keeps itself alive by bringing in Mexican workers with a controversial work visa.
Selected as one of ten films for the 2014 Film Independent Documentary Lab; Winner of the Tribeca Film Institute Creative Promise Award;