Bow and arrow

Canada, 1979

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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)

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National Film Board of Canada



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