Up until as late as 1979, very little, if any, publicly disseminated moving image created in or about the Outer Hebrides was made from anything other than an outsiders’ perspective. This lack of an indigenous viewpoint and language led, at best, to an uninformed, and often romanticised or patronising, representation of island life.
We are developing a project with Museum nan Eilean, National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive and local Comann Eachdraidhs to bring together all available archive film made in or about the Outer Hebrides.
Do you have old home movies of the Outer Hebrides in the cupboard?
The purpose is to make Outer Hebridean moving image archive available to a wider public in a curated online platform with access points in island museums, schools, libraries and Comann Eachdraidh, heritage and arts venues.
Faodail | FOUND will host public screenings, reminiscence events and generate new film projects using archive film sources, to reinterpret archive moving image from contemporary islanders perspective.