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Season 3 Episode 8

Gibtown

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 26, 2001 on PBS
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Gibtown
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Retired circus people take to center stage in this documentary by filmmaker, Melissa Shachat. Midgets, clowns and flame eaters have found a comfortable place to retire in the city of Gibsonton, Florida. No one there makes fun of the performer's appearance, and everyone gets along well. Shachat explores why the retirees chose this town and how the city has changed over the last 50 years.moreless

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