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Synopsis: Travelling the length of the country and back again with a pair of horses and gypsy caravan, Live Before You Die is the ultimate horse-drawn road movie, following a band of Travellers with handcarts, goats, donkeys and ponies along green lanes to the fairs and festivals of England.

Shot by Tom LLoyd on a hand-cranked clockwork Russian super 8mm camera during a 9 month journey, the footage remained un-viewed for 13 years until seeing the light of day in 2008.

Genre

Irish horses

Rated

N/R

Language

english

Run Time

6 minutes

Director's Statement

Since he was a small boy, filmmaker Tom LLoyd has travelled with his father Walter to Appleby Fair, the largest Gypsy horse fair in Europe. Since 1995 Tom has been filming these journeys travelling in a bow-top wagon pulled by their home-bred Fell ponies, creating an extraordinary collection of moving images. Romany Rai includes previously unseen film footage taken by the Gypsies themselves in the 1960’s.

Director's Bio

Since he was a small boy, filmmaker Tom LLoyd has travelled with his father Walter to Appleby Fair, the largest Gypsy horse fair in Europe. Since 1995 Tom has been filming these journeys travelling in a bow-top wagon pulled by their home-bred Fell ponies, creating an extraordinary collection of moving images. Romany Rai includes previously unseen film footage taken by the Gypsies themselves in the 1960’s.

Official selection

EQUUS Film Festival - USA - 2015

Country of Origin

UK

Production Year

2015

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