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.

Credits

director

Michael McKennirey

Colin Low

Bill Brind

producer

Tony Ianzelo

Torben Schioler

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:09:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33766

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Circus animals

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Music & Performing Arts → Circus

Music & Performing Arts → Circus animals

Music & Performing Arts → Circus performers

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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