YOUNG GANNET, a

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Places:

  • Shetland Islands

Subjects:

  • Birds
  • Fish and fishing

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Women film makers

People/organisations:

  • GILBERTSON, Jenny Isabel (nee Brown)

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: YOUNG GANNET, a

Reference number: 0990

Date: 1932

Director: [d. Jenny Brown]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.14 mins

Description: A solan goose is caught by a crofter on Shetland, but is returned to the sea after a fortnight.

One of a group of films mde by Jenny Brown in 1932 and purchased by John Grierson for the GPO Film Library.

Shotlist: Credits (.11); This young gannet or solan goose was caught on the west coast of Shetland (.22); But as it thought nothing of swallowing 20 fish to a meal, it was returned to the sea after a fortnight to do its own fishing (.37); Shots of a crofter taking the young gannet from a shed and feeding it (2.52); The gannet is then put back into the shed (3.10); The End (3.14)