Join us during the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival for a Micro Film Festival celebrating localism, creativity and climate action in the Highlands & Islands.
The programme includes:
Climate Action: Highlands & Islands by Cameron Mackay
This documentary tells the story of a selection of the Highlands and Islands Climate Hub’s inspiring members as they showcase why the region is such a special place for taking action on climate change. Includes interviewees from local groups Lairg & District Learning Centre, The Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust, Sutherland Girls on Boards, Go! Golspie, Rogart Primary School & Rogart Mart.
A Selection of Environmental Micro Films
Created by local people during recent “Through the Lens Smartphone Filmmaking Workshops” with Sutherland-born filmmaker Robert Aitken.
The Dreaming Bog by Robert Aitken
An ecopoetic film on climate change told through the history and mythology of the peatbogs of Northern Scotland and the mires of Finland – an exploration of the punishment and preservation by human-kind on these vulnerable landscapes. The film is based on the opening act of an epic new poem by Caithness Makar, George Gunn, ‘SIX THOUSAND YEARS OF SUNLIGHT’, voiced and woven into a dreamscape narrative; a sensory journey; an imagining – echoing memory, language, history and our relationship with mother nature’s silent nurturer: the carbon-rich peatbog.
The doors will open at 6.30pm with refreshments available for a small donation and film screenings will begin at 7pm.
Image: The Dreaming Bog by Robert Aitken