Little big top

Canada, 1977

Film
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Provides an insight into the magic generated by the Royal Brothers’ Circus, a tent circus of a type that is fast disappearing. Torrential rains, axles sunk in mud, shaky performances, and a monumental tent that must be pulled up and down once a day do not inhibit the fifteen trucks and assorted beasts from travelling around at a rate of one town a day.

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Credits

producer

Tony Ianzelo

Torben Schioler

production company

ONF | NFB

director

Bill Brind

Colin Low

Michael McKennirey

Duration

00:09:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1977

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016411

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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