An evening of short films inspired by the sea. Featuring new Scottish documentary and international animation, the films explore diverse themes from environment, community and wild swimming.
On the Surface
Ada, a young Black woman, goes swimming in the Icelandic sea and reflects on her experience of having a baby in a country that feels nothing like home. As she enters the freezing water, she relives her traumatic pregnancy and postnatal depression. She tries to find ease and healing by facing her fears in the wild.
‘Wild Swimmer Louise Mason explores her answer to one simple question…’ A short documentary shot in Loch Achilty in the Scottish Highlands.
Against the Tide
Gill is a new arrival to a small community on a remote Scottish island. Residents of Erraid live in deep connection with the land, the weather, and each other. Will Gill achieve her goal of being accepted as a full-time resident at the end of her six-month trial, or be forced to return to her old life on the mainland? Trailer below.
On the North East Coast of Scotland, an extraordinary family have turned the previously derelict Bayview hotel into a place of respite for international fishermen when they come to land. This film is a glimpse into this unlikely home and the transient guests who pass through it.
A film about restoring the threatened connections between people and the life in our sea. It explores the impacts of drastic declines in Scotland’s fish populations and the hidden damage to our seabed. How can we bring about an urgent and fair transition towards more sustainable fishing? Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQNtI6LatAU