Carnival documentary - Tues 13 May 2008, 10pm, More4

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Carnival documentary - Tues 13 May 2008, 10pm, More4

Postby porf » 10 May 2008, 10:07

More4 are showing the following on Tuesday as part of the True Stories programme - looks interesting.
Carny - Tues 13 May 2008 10pm
Documentary film about Powers Great American Midway, a travelling carnival which is based in North Carolina.

The romance of running away to the fair has always had a flipside. As well as that alluring mythology around the bright lights and anchorless travelling life, the carnival has a darker dangerous image and its workers are faced with considerable prejudice. As one man says on this touching and almost painfully intimate look into the characters who make the merry-go-round go round: "Some people think that Carnies are scum."

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