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Blackbird

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Synopsis

Young ballad singer Ruadhan watches in distress as the traditional fabric of life in his Scottish village is inexorably eroded. With fish dying and no jobs on land, the young people are escaping to the cities. Meanwhile, the old people of the town, to whom Rhuadan feels closest and whose traditions he wants to preserve, are dying off. A rich, delicate and powerful film with superb cinematography and a stirring soundtrack filled with traditional ballad song (EIFF).

Details

Year
2013
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Director
Jamie Chambers
Producer
James Barrett
Executive Producer
Margaret Glover, Alasdair Robertson
Editor
Martin McEwan
Screenwriter
Jamie Chambers, John Craine, Robyn Pete
Director of Photography
John Craine
Principal Cast
Andrew Rothney, Scarlett Mark, Patrick Wallace, Sheila Stewart, Norman Maclean, Margaret Bennet

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