Muir ar n-athraichean (Our Fathers’ Sea) (2018)
Directors: Alastair Cole & Magnus Course.
Producer: Magnus Course. Camera: Alastair Cole Editor: Jarvis Gray
Short Documentary. Length: 12 minutes. Country of Production: Scotland.
Language: Scottish Gaelic with English subtitles.
Filmed in South Uist, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, this short documentary film explores the cultural and linguistic value of fishing through the experiences and perspectives of inshore fishermen, highlighting the intrinsic links between the environmental sustainability, the ongoing use of the Gaelic language and fishing industries.
The film was produced in association with University of Edinburgh, Newcastle University and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) The film is screening at festivals internationally, and has been broadcast on BBC Alba. It was also awarded the Film G 2018 Award – Film Dùthchais as Fheàrr category.
The film is an initial output of a wider ESRC funded research project that will also see a feature length documentary film, currently in production, to be released in 2020.