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Carrousel Britanico

Dates
1963 - 1974
Category
Cinemagazine - Government
History
Carrousel Britanico was a cinemagazine produced by the Central Office of Information for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Following the successful launch of the technicolor cinemagazine Roundabout in South and South-East Asia in May 1962, it was decided to pilot a similar magazine for distribution in Latin America in December of the same year. This series was designed for cinema and non-theatrical distribution and was issued as Carrousel Britanico in Latin American Spanish and Carrossel in Brazilian Portuguese. Following the positive reception for the pilot, the first bi-monthly issue was released in July 1963 and continued on this basis until June 1974. Each issue carried topical stories about developments in Britain and the Commonwealth, as well as items with a particular focus on Central and South America. Initially Carrousel Britanico was made by Associated British Pathe but in 1970 the contract passed to British Movietonews Ltd with issue 44, released in October 1970.
Provenance
The data for this series has been compiled from existing production files [INF 6] and COI monthly divisional reports [INF 8] held at The National Archives, COI index cards, catalogues and production documents together with existing copies Carrousel Britanico held at the BFI National Archive.

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Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
Email
For BFI National Archive enquiries: nonfictioncurators@bfi.org.uk For commercial/footage reuse enquiries: footage.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://collections-search.bfi.org.uk/web
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7580 7503
Address
21 Stephen Street
London W1T 1LN
Notes
The BFI National Archive also preserves the original nitrate film copies of British Movietone News, British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Gaumont British News, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont Sound News and Universal News (the World War II years are covered by the Imperial War Museum).
Series held
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