Street Level Photoworks film screening – ‘Scotland’s Far North’
September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
‘Scotland’s Far North’ – looped film presentation, duration 14 minutes.
This short film profiles three bodies of work from the late 1970s which provide a unique insight into Scotlandʼs remote landscape, islands and people. Glyn Satterley’s ‘Caithness and Sutherland’, Tom Kidd’s ‘Shetland’ and Chick Chalmers ‘Orkney’ present fascinating photographic glimpses of these areas at a time of change with the effects of the oil industry on the traditional life of these cultures. Candid and sympathetic, the images show that Scotlandʼs Far North managed to take its place in the modern world without losing too many of the customs and traditions which give these places their special character and ethos. The programme was developed for Scotland’s mobile cinema, The Screen Machine, with the aim of pioneering new ways of taking photography to cinema audiences in remote places in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
[Photo Credit: Glyn Satterley. ‘Roadside graffiti, north of Scourie, Sutherland’. © Glyn Satterley. Image courtesy Street Level Photoworks]