14 December 2020
Join us for an online storytelling session and conversation with Seoras Macpherson and filmmaker Andrew Black, as we explore stories of land and community in Skye and the Highlands.
Seoras has devoted his life to telling the stories of his native place, and has an invaluable knowledge of Skye history and mythology that is unfortunately fading from collective memory.
This event is part of the development of Atlas’ Plural Futures Film commission. We are interested in hearing stories and recollections from across the island, to try and explore the connections between crofting, land struggle, changes in Gaelic culture, economic pressures, colonial wealth, and activism on Skye. Through these conversations, and with an awareness of the current moment of upheaval, we hope to use the film project to begin to imagine different ways of honouring the past and living well together in the future.
If you think you have something to share, we’d be excited to hear from you, but would also welcome you to join and listen.
This event will take place online via Zoom, an online video conferencing platform for virtual discussion.
The event is free – please email Heather on: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the zoom link.
Born in Greenock in 1933 and brought up in Ardnamurchan, Seoras worked in the West of Scotland for many years before returning to his father’s home country in Glendale to commit himself to storytelling and writing. Seoras Macpherson is a founder member of the Scottish Storytelling Forum.
Andrew Black was born in 1990 in Leeds, and lives in Glasgow. He makes experimental videos which often look at local ways of being, and queer relationships to place, memory, and the body. He served on the committee of Transmission gallery in 2016 and 2017, and in 2018 took part in the Experimental Film & Moving Image Residency at Cove Park, and the Autumn Residency at Hospitalfield.
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