Rural Nations Ltd

Rural Nations is a film and television production company that also delivers experimental performance and 

Community arts promotion.

Based in the Western Isles the company undertakes collaborations with national and international partners 

with a focus of creating film and contemporary performance that is inspired by people living in 

rural environments

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Shawbost Ionad Na Seann Sgoil 


Friday March 25th

IONAD NA SEANN SGOIL is situated on the main road opposite the local school in Shawbost. All who visit get a warm welcome from our committee. The venue is well used by different groups throughout the island, who look upon the visit to Shawbost as a wonderful night out. Within the building we have the Museum, Westside Historic Society, Fitness Suite, the Gaelic Croileagan for children under school age and the Training room fitted with computers etc. which is also well used by a variety of groups. We also have three offices to let, and we are only twenty minutes from the centre of town. Before and after each film show tea,

coffee, and home bakng as well as soft drinks and confectionary will be served.

So come along and enjoy a good film show and afterwards visit our famous Courtyard area where you can relax and have a cup of coffee and a yarn with friends after the show.

Roddy Morrison


Film showing £4.00 Concessions £2.00 Daily ticket £8.00



SCOTTISH SCREEN ARCHIVE 2pm


ISLAND OF THE BIG CLOTH

1971/21 mins

Director: Edward McConnell

Sponsor: Films of Scotland on behalf of The Harris Tweed Association in collaboration with The Highlands and Islands Development Board and the British Wool Marketing Board.

The story of Harris tweed and of the life of the islanders who produce it.

Production company: IFA (Scotland) Ltd.


ACROSS THE WATER

2004/28.10 mins

Director: Sana Bilgrami

Sponsor: BBC Scotland and Bridging the Gap

In 1955, a young woman emigrated from Pakistan to the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.

Fifty years and three generations on, a testing new journey begins.

Production company: Video in Pilton


HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS

1975c/15.35 mins

The Callanish standing stones, crofting, weaving and the farming of oysters on the Island of Lewis.

Scottish Screen Archive



AFRICA UNITED (12) 5pm

UK 2010/87mins

Director: Debs Gardner-Paterson

Starring: Roger Nsengiyuma, Sherrie Silver, Eriya Ndoyambaje

Three Rwandan children are determined to get to South Africa in time for the World Cup, but after a slight error they wind up in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With 3000 miles to cover, mainly on foot, Fabrice, Dudu and Beatrice have a long journey and many hardships in front of them but together they might just make it. Africa United is a heart warming story of friendship and is one of the most powerful films of the year.


ARNICA

UK 2010/4mins

Director: Des Hamilton

A son’s poetic tribute to his father through the lens of the beautiful game.



SHUTTER ISLAND (15) 8pm

USA 2010/137mins

Director: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams, Elias Koteas

The new film from Martin Scorsese, based on the best-selling novel by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River), stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo as US Marshalls sent to an insane asylum on a strange island to investigate the mysterious disappearance of an inmate. Is everything what is seems and can anyone be trusted? One of cinemas greatest ever directors leads an all star cast in one of the strangest and most thrilling movies of the year.


I.D.

UK 2009/1min

Director: Sam Firth

A life explored through pictures. I. D. is one-minute documentary about a teenager finding her identity in the intimacy of the 1980’s and 90’s photo booth.