The Acrobatic Fly

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Werkleitz Festival 2011 ZOO

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The Virtual Online Film Programme for the Werkleitz Festival ZOO Pet in the Net – das virtuelle online Filmprogramm

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Werkleitz Festival 2011 ZOO

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Film programme Theater der Tiere
The Acrobatic Fly
UK 1910
The acrobatc fly, UK 1930, © Percy Smith

Percy Smith’s films of various insects seen juggling tiny objects caused an absolute furore when they were first shown to the public in 1908. This was unlike anything cinemagoers had seen […] The filmmaker was forced to justify his methods in the press, guaranteeing that there was no trickery involved and certainly no cruelty. (Jenny Hammerton, BFI)

Percy Smith, UK 1910, 3 min [Piano]

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