A Place for Penguins

, Start Time: 14:00 Northbay Hall Northbay HS9 5XY

Event Type:
Film Programme
Short Films


Country of Origin: South Africa

Year Released: 2018

Run time: 13min 13sec

Language: English

Director: Tom Parry

Classification: U


Africa is a continent famous for its wildlife. But there’s one resident that’s often overlooked, and many don’t even realise exists – the African penguin.

However, years of overfishing have seen Africa’s penguins plummet to frighteningly low numbers, with scientists at the University of Cape Town recently heeding the gloomy warning that the species could be extinct by the year 2026.

A Place For Penguins follows an unlikely duo as they team up and take on an ambitious, novel and entirely unique project – creating the world’s first artificially-induced African Penguin colony. This story demonstrates that science and art are not mutually exclusive. Conservation is a collaborative effort and if we are going to meet the challenges facing our planet we need to cooperate, think outside-the-box and break down traditional academic disciplines to unearth innovative solutions.


An Lanntair Arts Centre, Isle of Lewis: Wednesday the 21st of July at 2pm (accompanying Maya the Bee 3 feature).

Taigh Dhonnchaidh, Isle of Lewis (OUTDOOR SCREENING): Monday the 19th of July at 5pm (accompanying Maya the Bee 3 feature).

Kinloch Community Hub, Isle of Lewis: Thursday the 22nd of July at 2pm (accompanying Maya the Bee 3 feature).

Carinish Village Hall, North Uist: Friday the 23rd of July at 2pm (accompanying Away feature).

Castlebay Community Hall, Barra: Friday the 23rd of July at 2pm (accompanying Maya the Bee 3 feature).

Associated Events

A Place for Penguins

17:00 Taigh Dhonnchaidh 44A Habost Port of Ness HS2 0TG

A Place for Penguins

14:00 An Lanntair Kenneth Street Stornoway HS1 2DS

A Place for Penguins

14:00 Kinloch Community Hub Old School Balallan Kinloch HS2 9PN

A Place for Penguins

14:00 Carinish Village Hall Isle of North Uist HS6 5EJ

A Place for Penguins

14:00 Northbay Hall Northbay HS9 5XY

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