ISLAND OF IONA, the

Members of the Iona Community talk about the project of reconstruction and general perceptions of their religious aims. (clip)

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Places:

  • Inner Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Religion

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: ISLAND OF IONA, the

Reference number: T1590

Date: 1963*

Director: d. Brian Mahoney

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.47 mins

Description: An STV documentary about the life of the modern religious community on the island of Iona.

Credits: voices of John Semple, Calum MacPherson, Ralph Morton, Douglas Alexander Adomnan's Life of Columba translated by A.& M. Anderson by permission Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd.
camera Bill Scott
sound Len Southam, Garry Coleman, Geoff Robertson
ed. Iain MacKenzie

Shotlist: S.T.V. logo (0.07) boat approaches Iona (1.20) shots of the coastline of Iona with a religious service on the rocks (2.56) c/u of the Celtic crosses and shots of the cloisters of the Abbey (5.25) the Iona community dining in the Abbey (7.40) ext shots of the Abbey and its grounds (8.54) a service within the Abbey (12.23) shots of white doves flying around the Abbey and its grounds and being chased by a cat (13.24) gv's of the countryside on Iona (14.03) int shots of the Abbey part of a dramatic sequence within the documentary, c/u of stained glass (15.51) shot of boat leaving Iona with ecs(16.47)