Jumbo the Elephant’s story is a tragic one of exploitation by the circus in the late 1800s. Sharon Grimberg, the writer/director/producer of our film THE CIRCUS, introduces you to Jumbo. The elephant was purchased from a zoo in London and became a money-maker for P. T. Barnum, even after his death.
THE CIRCUS premieres across two nights — Monday, October 8 & Tuesday, October 9 at 9/8c on PBS. Learn more at https://pbs.org/circus