There’s not one Scotland, but many, and the films we’ll discuss at the next Well-Seeing session tell stories that are deeply rooted in varied visions of this place we call home. The action ranges from the densely-crowded Central Belt to the sparsely-populated Highlands, giving us a chance to consider the impact of environment on our lives and our relationships.
Adam, Where Are You? (drama, 13 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-MJLgVuT-I Against the background of east end Glasgow and past trauma, a relationship falls apart. Can there be more to the story? warning: verbal abuse
Cailleach (documentary, 14 minutes) https://vimeo.com/94642820 An elderly woman reflects on her life at the remote croft at which she hopes to see out the rest of her days.
Local Hero (drama, 111 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPtGlBblelE Glasgow writer/director Bill Forsyth created this light-hearted look at Highland communities, and how residents and visitors might see them differently.
Submerged (experimental, 8 minutes) https://mindreel.org.uk/video/submerged Scotland-based voices of experience and immersive visuals convey what it is like to live with bipolar disorder. warning: mentions of self harm
Please don’t feel that you need to watch through everything to attend, and you’re welcome just to listen in. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to see the films noted above after hearing the discussion about them.
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