DA MAKKIN O' A KESHIE

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Places:

  • Shetland Islands

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Agriculture

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Women film makers

People/organisations:

  • GILBERTSON, Jenny Isabel (nee Brown)

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: DA MAKKIN O' A KESHIE

Reference number: 1127

Date: 1932

Director: [d. Jenny Brown]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5.15 mins

Description: A crofter in the Shetland Isles demonstrates how to make a 'keshie' to carry home his peat.

One of a group of films made by Jenny Brown and bought by John Grierson for the GPO Film Library in the 1930s.

See also background information held on VHS. (1985 Grampian Tonight programme devoted to Jenny Gibertson)

This title featured in the "Island Tapes" project. To purchase the DVD go to the website at http://theislandtapes.com/cd_dvd.html [last accessed 2/12/2008]

Shotlist: Title (.09); In the autumn Gideon cuts his own corn (.13); Shot of Gideon sharpening his scythe and then cutting the corn (.52); In Spring he needs a new keshie to carry home his peat - so he takes a thrashed sheaf (.59); The man demonstrates the technique used for making a keshie (2.49); By the afternoon the keshie begins to take shape (2.54); Close ups of the man working on the keshie (3.15); Before teatime it is practically finished (3.17); Shots of the man finishing the keshie (4.42); And after tea he brings in the first load of peat (4.48); Shot of the man using the keshie to bring in the peat (5.15)