Screening: A Sense of Identity

Screening: A Sense of Identity

Ethnographic Film Series

With filmmakers Jess and David Smith, and guests David Pullar and Bob Knight

What makes a Scottish Traveller? This question is at the heart of A Sense of Identity, a Heart of the Travellers film that explores and celebrates the lives and experiences of Travellers across Scotland today.

Jess Smith, one of Scotland's most beloved storytellers, is the voice and interviewer of A Sense of Identity, filmed by David Smith. Great-grandson of Betsy White, David Pullar is featured in the film, as well as talented Aberdeen musician, Bob Knight. All will join us for a Q&A and maybe even a few songs after the film.

Heart of the Travellers (HOTT) is a Scottish Travellers organisation dedicated to preserving the only physical monument to Scottish Travellers – the Tinkers’ Heart in Argyll. HOTT is also dedicated to conserving and recording the stories, songs, genealogies and histories of Travellers.

Jess Smith, David Smith
Hosted by
Elphinstone Institute
MacRobert Building, MR051

Free Admission

The Elphinstone Institute
MacRobert Building
King's College, University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, AB24 5UA

Tel: 01224 272996