Community Land Scotland and Reel to Real Cinema At Home Present
Owning our Future: Film Shorts Premiere
Thursday, 25thMarch 2021
Watch live from 7pm
Post-film discussion on ZOOM 7.30-8.30pm
In our second film evening of the month, we are bringing you a world premiere of not one, but two short films! Each film has been created during the past year for Community Land Scotland, documenting stories of people, place and ownership across the country. Both films will go live at 7pm, and will be followed by a glittering celebration – or as glittery as we can manage in the present times! – live on ZOOM.
We will be joined for our post-film discussion by each of the filmmakers, Alasdair Satchel, Colin Tennant and Dr Saskia Coulson, alongside Morven Gibson of South West Mull and Iona Development, and Ailsa Raeburn and Linsay Chalmers of Community Land Scotland.
Owning our Future
Owning Our Future from Community Land Scotland looks at how community land owning trusts and their communities have coped with the pandemic. CLS placed artists in 5 different trusts to consult the people about the current situation and how they think the community ownership model offers a means of response to an evolving situation. This film gives voice to the perspectives of the trusts, leading thinkers in the field, the artists and the communities themselves. Footage for this film has been sourced from community members and the artists in light of the pandemic.
Stories of Radical Landownership
Coulson and Tennant
Over the last six-months, artists Saskia Coulson and Colin Tennant have worked with three Community Trusts across Scotland, Bridgend Farmhouse in Edinburgh, North Harris Trust and South West Mull & Iona Development Trust. The aim of this collaboration was to capture stories of radical landownership using photographs, film and audio recordings. The project allowed for some incredibly open and passionate conversations about contemporary land ownership both for the individual and community. This film is part of the culmination of work created during this project.
Coulson and Tennant (Dr Saskia Coulson and Colin Tennant) are an award-winning artist partnership who develop projects through a lens-based practice, combining genres of documentary and fine art. For more info please visit https://wearectproductions.com
Welcome! We are very proud to present two brand new short films as part of this evenings programme.
First up, Alasdair Satchel’s Owning Our Future.
Our second film is Coulson and Tennant’s Stories of Radical Land Ownership short film.
If you would like to watch this film with subtitles, you can toggle these on or off using the ‘CC’ button at the bottom of the film frame.
And finally, a bonus short! This short film, Eilean Againn Fhèin/Our Island, was made by a group of young people with The North Harris Trust supported by Coulson and Tennant as part of their Stories of Radical Land Ownership commission during the Summer of 2020.
We have made a recording of our live panel discussion hosted on Thursday 25th March, available to watch back via the link below.
About Reel to Real Cinema At Home
As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film.
Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.
About Community Land Scotland
Community Land Scotland is the representative body for Scotland’s community landowners. Our Members own land and buildings so they can revitalise their communities, often reversing years of decline. Together they own over 550,000 acres of land and own a huge range of assets including estates, woodlands, community centres, harbours, High Street buildings, former MoD bases and housing.