Bothan air a' Phrèiridh / Cabin on the Prairies

Iain S. MacPherson, J Mark Littlewood

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    Abstract

    A 58-minute documentary film in Scottish Gaelic produced, researched, written, presented and translated by Iain S MacPherson with PELICULA FILMS LTD. for a commission from MG ALBA for broadcast on BBC ALBA / BBC 2 SCOTLAND. The film tells the story of multiple emigrations/immigrations from the Outer and Inner Hebrides of Scotland to the prairies of Western Canada taking place from the late nineteenth century through to the 1920s, 1930s and up to the present twenty-first century. The writer/presenter takes a friend from Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, back on the road of emigration followed by the friend's grandparents and greatgrandparents in 1923, to the prairie homestead where the friend's mother was born and from whence she was taken back before WWII after the death of her mother to be raised by a paternal great-uncle and his wife in the Gaelic-speaking islands: a prairie girl with little or no Gaelic. She never left the islands and went on to marry and raise a family of five Gaelic-speaking children of whom the youngest is the friend in question. Her story is recounted movingly by herself at home in Benbecula before the writer/presenter and her son retrace the steps of dislocation from the Outer Hebrides to the Canadian province of Alberta where they find traces of this family story, these two family stories, the writer's intersecting with his friend's, of separation and problematic new beginnings.
    LanguageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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    Prairie
    Writer
    Presenters
    Emigration
    Outer Hebrides
    Scottish Gaelic
    Alberta
    Scotland
    Hebrides
    Documentary Film
    1930s
    Grandparents
    Roads
    New Beginning
    Wives
    Second World War
    Immigration
    Dislocation
    Western Canada

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    MacPherson, I. S. (Author), & Littlewood, J. M. (Author). (2009). Bothan air a' Phrèiridh / Cabin on the Prairies. Digital or Visual Products
    MacPherson, Iain S. (Author) ; Littlewood, J Mark (Author). / Bothan air a' Phrèiridh / Cabin on the Prairies. [Digital or Visual Products].
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