Drifters: In Celebration of the Edinburgh Film Guild

  • John Grierson /
  • UK /
  • 1929 /
  • 49 mins

Documentary / No

A special screening in honour of EIFF’s founder organisation, celebrating their 80th anniversary.

This festival is very proud to be the offspring of the oldest still-running film society in the world – and to offer this screening of John Grierson’s classic 1929 documentary as a token of our appreciation. One of the Guild’s early supporters and champions, Grierson also backed the instigation of a festival as part of its activity. This portrait of North Sea herring fishermen remains one of the key works of the documentary movement.

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