GROWING UP: Chinese Geese in Orkney

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Places:

  • Orkney Islands

Subjects:

  • Environment, the
  • Agriculture
  • Animals

Genres:

  • Experimental
  • Women film makers

People/organisations:

  • TAIT, Margaret

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: GROWING UP: Chinese Geese in Orkney

Reference number: 6216

Date: 1970c

Director: filmed by Margaret Tait

Production company: Ancona Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.19 mins

Description: The 'Growing Up' in the title refers to the Chinese Geese in Orkney recorded in this film.

See also Additional Information file at 11/1/455. Paper Archives 4/5/119, 4/11/651, 4/5/92.

The Tait papers are deposited in Orkney Archives. Currently being catalogued. For any enquiries please contact Principal Archivist.

The British Artist's Film and Video Study Collection at http://www.bftv.ac.uk/avantgarde based at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design holds an artist's file on Margaret Tait.

The British Film Institute National Library http://www.bfi.org.uk holds many of the published articles on her and her work.

In 1979 Margaret Tait was the subject of a BBC Scotland 'Spectrum' arts programme.

Credits: a film by Margaret Tait

Shotlist: title credits (0.19) gvs Chinese Geese and their newborn chicks in field, Orkney. They are seen feeding (2.18) woman walks to geese and fills water trough, gives them dandelions to eat and pellet feed. The geese are seen throughout the year as the chicks grow up. A sheep joins them in the field at one point (9.19)