CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL

QUIMPER 2021

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The New Scots

The New Scots is a series of three films commissioned by BBC Scotland to explore the stories of people who have made Scotland their home. We follow Marwa, a Syrian refugee turning from personal tragedy to education, Harry, who’s move to Scotland precipitated a journey of self-discovery and Himmel, who left the metropolis of Dhaka for the Isle of Skye. The series received over 1.5 million views across Facebook and Twitter with an overwhelmingly positive response, collecting thousands of likes, shares and comments. They were also retweeted by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, with #NewScots briefly trending on Scottish Twitter.



Title
The New Scots
Title in English
Entry Category
Short Form
Produced By
Road West Films
Producer
Grace Kirkwood
Directed By
Ewan Fletcher
Production Partners
BBC Scotland
Broadcaster
Facebook & Twitter