Creel of Stories – Cliabh an t-Seanachais, the story of fishing in the Ross of Mulll and Iona will be premiereing live online at 19.30 on the 25th of November on this link. (The film embedded at the top of this page is the trailer) The film lasts 40 minutes. Following on from the premiere there will be a Zoom chat about the history of fishing and our island communiites, which you’re more than welcome to come along and join in.
The stories we as local people tell are in great danger of being lost as the voices of visitors, who vastly outnumber local people, become the dominant voice of how a place and a culture is represented to the world at large. This film, like the What We Do in the Winter podcast, is an attempt to redress this balance. It is from this point of view that the impetus for the project came, organically from a community based perspective.
Creel of Stories – Cliabh an t-Seanachais was produced by SWMID, South West Mull and Iona Development, through Year of Stories 2022.
The film tells the story of fishing in the Ross of Mull and Iona, featuring conversations with local people and original music by Hannah Fisher, Sorren Maclean and Lomond Campbell. It was directed and edited by Alasdair Satchel.
The film has three sections, the first being a look at the practice of Salmon bag netting, the second a series of conversations with creel fishermen and the third an exploration of how the catch is being used locally in the Ross of Mull and Iona today.
To come along to the Zoom after the film please feel free to click on this link at 20.15.
We look forward to seeing you there!