Short Scottish Documentaries
Brand new short Scottish documentaries from the Scottish Documentary Institute’s flagship new talent training programme: Bridging the Gap. These films will take you on cinematic journeys through the streets of Edinburgh through the eyes of a Chinese delivery driver, to the islands of the west coast in search of a non-native beast and onto some of the roughest seas on a small fishing boat to the quiet underground world of Glasgow’s ‘doo-fleeing’ elite.
In Search of the Wallaby - World Premiere
Alasdair Bayne, Andrew O’Connor/UK/2012/English dialogue/Colour/12 min
In 2004, a wallaby was found dead on the isle of Islay; how it got there and how it died remains a mystery. A crack documentary team went with one goal - to unearth the truth - only to discover there's more to island life than they first expected.
Polaris - World Premiere
Chico Pereira/UK/2012/Filipino, English dialogue with English subtitles/Colour/12 min
Work. Eat. Sleep. And back to work. For a long time skippers in the North East of Scotland could not find locals to work on their fishing vessels. That was until Filipino fishermen started coming to town for work. How to bridge the distance between two very different worlds?
Pouters - World Premiere
Paul Fegan/UK/2012/English dialogue/Colour/15 min
A modern-day story of undying commitment, rivalry, family and friendship united by an underground and idiosyncratic Scottish sport. Rab and Danny, rivals for over 25 years and with a huge amount of pride at stake, battle it out on the wing to become the reigning Doo Fleeing champion.
Takeaway - World Premiere
Yu-Hsueh Lin/UK/2012/Cantonese dialogue with English subtitles/Colour/10 min
Beginning his solitary shift as most of us are going home, a young Chinese takeaway driver delivers food to faceless customers, alone in the car with only his thoughts and dreams for company…
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