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Sunday, 5 May 2013

We Are Northern Lights.

Going to see this film was a last minute decision, as the showing time was just as I finished work on Friday. I had seen the trailers and was intrigued.

The film is the result of a project that was part of the Year of creative Scotland 2012. Over 50,000 people sent  video contributions and the judging panel selected what went into the film. The project asked  What Can You See?, What Do You Wish You Had Seen?, What Would You Like To See?

The resultant hour and a half is full of an eclectic mix of clips of contemporary Scotland. There are a few themes and characters that knit the film together, but there are some wonderful sequences and some sequences that are left field. It is described as a documentary, but it is more a work of art. In the dark of the cinema, it is easy to concentrate on the themes and downright beauty of some of the scenes. This was a very relaxing way to spend a couple of hours after a long hard week at work. If you want to look under the Tartan and Shortbread image of Scotland, this is the film for you.

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