Bangladesh circus show faces uncertain future

Traditional live entertainment no longer drawing crowds hurting the performers' financial prospects and livelihood.

    Performers in Bangladesh's circuses have passed on their knowledge from generation to generation.

    Children are trained from a young age, often dropping out of school to focus on their trade.

    But as the shows begin to draw smaller crowds, many wonder what their next act could be.

    Al Jazeera's Maher Sattar reports from Narail.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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