PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

Boat Song

Local title
Paadilaul
Title in Russian
Boat Song
Original title
Iorram
Director
Alastair Cole
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Environment Agency Environmental Film Programme

The first-ever cinema documentary in Scottish Gaelic, "Iorram" (Boat Song) is an immersive portrait of the fishing community in the Outer Hebrides, as it faces an uncertain future.

Director Alastair Cole layers breath-taking footage of island life today with archive sound recordings of voices, stories and songs from the mid-20th century, woven together with a original folk score by Aidan O’Rourke to create a poetic dialogue between past and present, about a culture and language fighting to survive in the modern globalized world.

Director
Alastair Cole
Producer
Adam Dawtrey, Alastair Cole
DoP
Alastair Cole
Editor
Colin Monie
Music
Aidan O’Rourke
Production
BofA Productions, Tongue Tied Films
World sales
Filmoption International
Runtime
Language
Gaelic; Scottish Gaelic
Director
Alastair Cole

Alastair Cole

Colours of the Alphabet (2016, doc), Iorram (Boat Song, 2021, doc)

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Screenings

Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening111303 / Paadilaul
Q&A guestsAlastair Cole - Director
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Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening141602 / Paadilaul
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