At the GCPH we are always looking to support the work of our friends and partners within the Edinburgh film landscape. The Scottish Documentary Institute have kindly helped us stage numerous screenings and Q&As over the years, so it seems only fair that we return that support.
During the various COVID-related lockdowns the team at SDI have been making things happen online, as best they can. One of their regular initiatives has been the continuation of their Masterclass series, using the Zoom platform. This week there is a great opportunity to catch the first entirely Gaelic-language documentary Iorram (Boat Song), which documents a small fishing community in the Outer Hebrides.
At 14:00 on Friday 19th March 2021 the SDI will also host a Masterclass with the filmmaker Alastair Cole, who will discuss working on this feature. The Masterclass is open to anyone and is a lovely, informal and safe space in which to hear a filmmaker talking about their work. All you need to do is sign-up in advance, using the link below. The SDI will then send you details for the Zoom meeting and how to access the film online. The film is being made available for a small fee of £4.99, so you will have a chance to watch it before the masterclass. Hope to see some of our regulars in attendance.
Access the registration link for the Masterclass here.
Read The Guardian review of the film here. And Jamie Dunn’s review in The Skinny here.
Access some of the previous SDI Masterclasses with the likes of Oscar-nominated director Maite Alberdi (The Mole Agent) here.