Diego, a recent arrival at Marlin Circus, burns as the petrol he uses to breath fire falls and burns on his face. Diego used the incorrect inflammable liquid to fire-breath. After some plastic surgery he was compensated by the circus owner, but never returned to work. Around a dozen small circuses wander the poorer neighbourhoods around the city of Medellin putting on performances in what can be a hand to mouth existence. Despite falling audience numbers, new health and safety regulations and other bureaucracy these small family businesses, many of whom have existed for generations, still scrape a living in a world where the people are more accustomed to being entertained by soap operas than by live entertainment.