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Unearthing the Pen

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Carol Salter

Synopsis

A young goatherd in northern Uganda yearns to be able to read and write. But the odds are stacked against him. Forty years ago, tribal elders buried a pen, placing a curse on the written word. Unearthing the Pen is about a boy's struggle to reconcile tradition with his desire to learn.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
12 mins 30 secs
Format
HD
Director
Carol Salter
Producer
Carol Salter
Editor
Carol Salter, Emiliano Battista
Screenwriter
Carol Salter
Director of Photography
Carol Salter
Sound
Peter Hodges AMPS

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Last updated 21st December 2009

Production Company

Rock Salt Films
63 Dobson Close
NW6 4RU
+44 (0)7961 154 877
rocksaltfilms@googlemail.com
http://www.unearthingthepen.com
http://www.carolsalter.com