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‘Scotland Yet’ film on screen in Eyemouth

Eyemouths former Fiserhmens Mission,now known as the Hippodrome

Eyemouths former Fiserhmens Mission,now known as the Hippodrome

A “must see film for undecided voters” is being screened in Eyemouth’s Hippodrome, on Harbour Road, in the run up to the Scottish independence referendum.

‘Scotland Yet’ is described as a film “exploring the Scottish independence movement and will be shown at the Hippodrome on Wednesday, August 13, at 7.30pm, doors open 7pm. Screening is free and unticketed.

This documentary, is the first feature length film in Scotland financed solely through crowd funded donations, and asks why a country, once at the heart of the union, now stands on the brink of irrevocable change.

Since launching a successful crowd funder in October 2013, the team behind the film, Rough Justice Films, have documented the lives of several activists, creating a candid portrayal of a country that is preparing for its most significant political decision in 300 years.

Director Jack Foster said of the documentary: “This is a must see film for undecided voters. If you’re confused about the referendum and want to think about the big issues without feeling pressured to vote one way or the other, get yourself along to a screening.”

‘Scotland Yet’ contains opinion from: commentators such as Tariq Ali, Adam Tomkins, Ian Bell, Ruth Wishart, Lesley Riddoch, Derek Bateman and Neal Ascherson; veteran activists like Ian Hamilton QC, George Galloway, and Jim Sillars: and several of Scotland’s top artists, including Dick Gaughan and Karine Polwart.

“You can’t make a good film out of propaganda,” said Jack Foster. “What we’ve produced here is a documentary about a movement, but we don’t shy away from looking at the hard realities, tensions and challenges, that have shaped that movement.

“Somebody needed to ask why there is such a groundswell of interest in Scottish politics at this time: we’ve crafted something that seeks to answer that question.

“To do so, you need to look beyond the official campaigns and political parties, this is not about their agendas, it’s about the working people of Scotland, this film is for them, whether yes, no or undecided,”

 

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