(This is the first in a series of reviews of movies showing at the Nov. 2-13 Denver Film Festival that examine aspects of business.)
Film: Farewell Ferris Wheel
Show times: 11:15 p.m. Saturday, 4:15 p.m. Monday and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at United Artists Denver Pavilions
Industry it spotlights: Carnival management
The story: Roughly 80 percent of carnival workers in the U.S. are seasonal Mexican laborers, most brought in through the H-2B visa program. And one Texas businessman, Jim Judkins, is responsible for processing 81 percent of those visa applications and connecting workers to carnivals. The documentary examines whether the industry exploits these workers or offers them income-earning opportunities they can’t find in their home country.
Read more at the Denver Business Journal: http://bizj.us/1ow3xe
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