HOLLY HUT, the

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Places:

  • Dumfriesshire

Subjects:

  • Education

Genres:

  • Documentary

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Screen Collection

Series:

  • This scotland

Decade:

  • 2000s

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Title: HOLLY HUT, the

Reference number: 7586

Date: 2004

Director: d. Keith Alexander

Sponsor: Scottish TV, Grampian TV, Scottish Screen

Producer: Jennifer Stoddart

Production company: Lichen Films

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 24.06 mins

Description: A group of Japanese children rebuild a derelict tree-house in the grounds of an old school in the Scottish countryside [Kilquanity House]. An inspiring story of a radical experiment in alternative education. [synopsis from Scottish Screen brochure "New Scottish Short Films 2004"]

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

John M. Aitkenhead of Kilquanity 1910 - 1998. See also ref. 4194.

Credits: Once upon a time there was a group of kids and grown-ups who lived in a lovely old house in the country with a farm. And they had 'free' school and it was all fun and games. But it was a long time ago and I forget what country it was in. - John Aitkenhead.

Shin-Ichiro Hori plans to re-open Kilquanity fully in Spring 2006. Thanks to the Aitkenhead family, Kinokuni Children's Village, Bob Cuddihy.

archive Roger Bardwell, BBC
m. Soh Daiko
sd. rec. Marcelo de Oliveira
dubbing mixer John Cobban
ed. Steve Sprung
online ed. Ian Ballantyne
exec. p. Henry Eagles, Agnes Wilkie, Becky Lloyd
p. Jennifer Stoddart
filmed and d. Keith Alexander

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