PILGRIMS AT CARFIN 1937 / CORPUS CHRISTI AT CARFIN

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Places:

  • Lanarkshire

Subjects:

  • Religion

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF)

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: PILGRIMS AT CARFIN 1937 / CORPUS CHRISTI AT CARFIN

Reference number: 9355

Date: 1937

Production company: The Don Bosco Guild

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 22.06 mins

Description: Religious events at Carfin Grotto in Lanarkshire.

Commended at the 8th Scottish Amateur Film Festival, 1941.

The National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive holds paper archive related to this film at ref. 2/3/16.

Note: Don Bosco was a Turin-born saint, and founder of the Salesian Order. He later became the patron saint of young people.

Shotlist: title - PRODUCED BY THE DON BOSCO GUILD - BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE - SCOTTISH FILM COUNCIL - THIS FILM WAS COMMENDED AT THE EIGHT SCOTTISH AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL 1941 - shots of the exterior of the Lourdes Institute, Carfin - FROM LONDON - railway station, Carfin Grotto Platform. Train arrives. GVs of crowds. Religious procession with crowds snaking around after people holding religious iconography. Priest saying mass. More shots of crowds. FROM DERRY - men in naval uniforms and pipers in the procession. THE HIBERNIANS - Ancient Order of Hibernians Division No. 289 banner. Priest addresses the crowds. Procession passing, gvs crowds. THE TEACHER’S GUILD - Teachers join the procession. THE LITHUANIANS - c/u people in crowd. Person on stretcher brought in from van. Procession. ST BARBARA - more shots of procession and people carrying religious icons. Girls in their first holy communion outfits stand on a hill next to a statue. GVs of people praying at the Lourdes shrine. CORPUS CHRISTI AT CARFIN - PRODUCED BY THE DON BOSCO GUILD - procession of children in white and altar boys from St. Francis Xavier's church into grotto. A woman and children dressed as shepherds joining the procession. Brass band playing. More children in differing costumes follow. Religious figures under canopies follow. THE FIRST BENEDICTION IN THE SQUARE OF CHRIST THE KING - shot of statue. Scenes from the mass and procession. MARSHALLING BEFORE THE SHRINE OF ST JOHN BOSCO FOR SECOND BENEDICTION - more shots of service, crowds and children.