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RUGGED ISLAND, the : A SHETLAND LYRIC


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Associated locations

  • association: Shetland Islands

Description

A documentary story film about a young couple torn between the choice of emigration to Australia or remaining to work their croft in Shetland.


Contributors

  • personality: GILBERTSON, Jenny Isabel (nee Brown) - Film-maker In 1977-78 Gilbertson, now 76, spent 13 months in Grisefiord, 900 miles north of the Arctic Circle to make Jenny’s Arctic Diary, recording a cyclical year in the life of the Inuit community. Gilbertson was remarkable in that all her films were what she described as a "one-woman job"; she did all the script-writing, filming, sound, lighting, direction herself. Her films were so successful because they had a very special quality; she identified with and was clearly accepted by the people being filmed.
  • personality: GILBERTSON, Jenny Isabel (nee Brown) - Film-maker In 1977-78 Gilbertson, now 76, spent 13 months in Grisefiord, 900 miles north of the Arctic Circle to make Jenny’s Arctic Diary, recording a cyclical year in the life of the Inuit community. Gilbertson was remarkable in that all her films were what she described as a "one-woman job"; she did all the script-writing, filming, sound, lighting, direction herself. Her films were so successful because they had a very special quality; she identified with and was clearly accepted by the people being filmed.
  • personality: GILBERTSON, Jenny Isabel (nee Brown) - Film-maker
  • director: d. Jenny Brown [Jenny Gilbertson]
  • ph. Jenny Brown [Jenny Gilbertson]

Film Details

  • Fiction: non-fiction
  • Duration: 56.00 mins
  • Colour: black and white
  • Sound: silent