El Circo de los Muchachos

Coming to Prime Video On November
  • About

    The docuseries taps into the incredible story of Father Jesús Silva, known as "el Cura," who created a city and educational project for street children without resources in Benposta, a small neighborhood in the suburbs of Ourense (Galicia) during Franco's dictatorship in Spain in 1956. Silva created a nation of boys, with its own currency and passport, governed by children under the approval of the Francoist government and church. Over time, Benposta became a town steeped in art, education, and enthusiasm, and Silva founded "El Circo de los Muchachos," a fascinating show that took these children without resources around the world impressing audiences with their circus skills, ending up performing at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Press Contacts
Andrea Caicoya
Country Availability

Worldwide

Directed By

Elías León Siminiani

Produced By

Vaca Films (Pepe Coira, Elías León Siminiani)

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Show Description

The docuseries taps into the incredible story of Father Jesús Silva, known as "el Cura," who created a city and educational project for street children without resources in Benposta, a small neighborhood in the suburbs of Ourense (Galicia) during Franco's dictatorship in Spain in 1956. Silva created a nation of boys, with its own currency and passport, governed by children under the approval of the Francoist government and church. Over time, Benposta became a town steeped in art, education, and enthusiasm, and Silva founded "El Circo de los Muchachos," a fascinating show that took these children without resources around the world impressing audiences with their circus skills, ending up performing at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Credits

Produced by
Vaca Films, founded by Borja Pena and Emma Lustres

Directed by
Elías León Siminiani

Written by
Pepe Coira, Elías León Siminiani

  • Credits

    Produced by
    Vaca Films, founded by Borja Pena and Emma Lustres

    Directed by
    Elías León Siminiani

    Written by
    Pepe Coira, Elías León Siminiani