26 September 2017 Elphinstone Institute Ethnographic Film Showing - Tuesday 3 October Tuesday 3 October 2017
MacRobert Building, MR051

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Elphinstone Institute Ethnographic Film Series

The Shepherds of Berneray

Morag is 86. She lives alone at the end of a track looking out to sea on her croft on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, with her three cats and twelve sheep. Morag was born in this house and has lived here her whole life, following five generations of the family who came before her. Cailleach, directed by Rosie Reed Hillman, is a portrait of Morag and her simple and peaceful life as she contemplates her next chapter, shares her unique sense of independence and the connection she has to her wild island home.

The Shepherds of Berneray is a portrait of the people of Berneray, a small island to the north of North Uist in the Parish of Harris. The documentary traces the life of the island and its people through the changing of the seasons, concentrating on the sheep and fishing industries of the island. The Shepherds of Berneray was shot over twelve months from May 1978 to 1979.

The films will be followed by a discussion

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