Don't Knock the Ox

Don't Knock the Ox

| 13 min

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The International Ox Pull, highlight of the Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, annual fair, is a holdover from the pioneer past when oxen cleared the land and tilled the soil. These beasts of burden have lost none of their pulling power, as demonstrated when they drag tons of weight loaded on sleds (the winner pulls up to 6 tons!). Competing teams come from various parts of the Maritimes and the Northeastern United States.

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Don't Knock the Ox, Tony Ianzelo, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Tony Ianzelo
  • camera
    Tony Ianzelo
  • producer
    William Canning
  • sound
    Richard Besse
    Bill Graziadei
  • editing
    Torben Schioler
  • re-recording
    George Croll
    Michel Descombes
  • music
    Donald Douglas

  • JanisMazerolle

    My grandmother, Edith Pernette, is one of the secretaries at the end of the video. So neat to see her in this film. Great memories of the "Big Ex"!!

    JanisMazerolle, 15 Jan 2011
  • coquinadaily

    A little gem of a documentary.

    coquinadaily, 27 May 2010

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