TREEFELLERS

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Subjects:

  • Environment, the
  • Politics

Genres:

  • Documentary

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Screen Collection

Series:

  • This scotland

Decade:

  • 2000s

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Title: TREEFELLERS

Reference number: 7673

Date: 2004

Director: d. Sana Bilgrami

Sponsor: Scottish Television, Grampian Television and Scottish Screen

Producer: Robin MacPherson

Production company: Asylum Pictures

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 24.00 mins

Description: In 1942, nine hundred Belizean lumberjacks left the tropical rainforests of British Honduras to help Britain fight fascism by felling trees in Scotland. Three of the men who stayed on after the war look back on their extraordinary lives. [synopsis from Scottish Screen brochure "New Scottish Short Films 2004"]

Part of 'This Scotland' documentary strand, broadcast on STV.

Nominated for BAFTA Scotland Best Television Documentary, 2004. Screened at Madrid Experimental Cinema Festival 2005, Madrid, Spain. Screened at International Human Rights Festival 2005, Glasgow, Scotland.

Credits: With special thanks to the Tree Fellers: Amos Ford, Sam Martinez, Ernest Phillips, Eric Tathum, Alvin Tillet
And to: Conchita Campbell, Mary Martinez, Ellen Reid, Violet Rorstad, Jean Stevenson

film archive Imperial War Museum, London
photographic archive Amos Ford, Imperial War Museum London, Alvin Tillet, Clifford Waight
m. Marcelo de Oliveira
exec. p. Henry Eagles, Becky Lloyd, Agnes Wilkie

Thanks to James Brown, Jackie Simpson, Jack Tully-Jackson, Napier University

research Kamala Maniam
add. research Jayne Wilding
p. ass. Angus Ferguson
sd. Marcelo de Oliveira
camera Ian Dodds
online ed. Graham Fitzpatrick
dubbing mixer Rob Walker
ed. Sitar Rose

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