The bow and arrow has been described as a “royal instrument of sport” and a “lethal instrument of war”. This film presents a short history of a versatile tool and describes its functions through the ages: from the days of the great conqueror Genghis Khan who over ran China with this weapon, to the modern Olympics. (Award: American Film Festival)
Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.
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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)