CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL

QUIMPER 2021

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Tha Thu Air Aigeann m'Inntinn

A hand-drawn animation by Catrìona Black about the Iolaire disaster, with first-hand accounts from survivors and witnesses and a powerful musical score by fiddler Sarah-Jane Summers. The film explores the trauma felt by the Lewis and Harris communities which struggle to connect to the men they lost after generations of silence, just as Iain Crichton Smith’s poem, performed by Patsi Mackenzie, describes his struggle to haul the memory of a past love from the ocean floor of his subconscious. This powerful short film layers charcoal-style drawings with textures photographed in the areas affected, and poignant forms filled in by grieving relatives.



Title
Tha Thu Air Aigeann m'Inntinn
Title in English
You are at the Bottom of my Mind
Entry Category
Animation
Produced By
Am Bocsa
Producer
Catrìona Nic 'ille Dhuibh
Directed By
Catrìona Nic 'ille Dhuibh
Broadcaster
BBC ALBA