Dùthchas, Home (2022)

Dùthchas, Home (2022)

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Ethnographic Film Series

For many of us there are two places we can call home – where we were born and where we now live. This film is about the yearning for their birth home felt by those who have left the Isle of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides, and the remembrance of the ever-living past for those who have stayed or returned, when the home in their heart is also where they live.

Directed by Andy Mackinnon and Kirsty Macdonald

Andy Mackinnon has worked in creative and collaborative film and contemporary art since the late 80s, and lives on the island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. He was director/cinematographer/producer of the Scottish BAFTA nominated £300k budget feature documentary TRANSITION, the first Scottish documentary to make the official selection at IDFA in 2000. In 2000 he worked with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre to make the participatory documentary feature Passing Places - The Real Outer Hebrides. He is passionate about environmental issues and the islands where he now lives. 

Kirsty MacDonald has over twenty years’ experience in the Gaelic language and cultural sector. A native of North Uist, she is fluent in Scottish Gaelic, and has a love of indigenous minority cultures and languages, history and ethnology.  As well as researching and presenting archaeology series 'Talamh Tròcair', she has contributed to several broadcast productions for BBC Alba. such as An Dotair Mòr (2014), An Cràdh/Endo What? (2015), An Taistealaiche/ The Far Traveller (2019), Iorram/Boat Song (2019) and Maorach: Hebridean Shellfish (2021). 

This event is also on-line via Teams (please email elphinstone@abdn.ac.uk for the Teams link)

Hosted by
Elphinstone Institute
MacRobert Building, MR051

Free event, no booking required.