A portrait of Life in Lockdown on Mull, Iona, Ulva and Gometra

Islands in Film

A Portrait of Life in Lockdown on Mull, Iona, Ulva & Gometra

Islands in Film uses footage from 75 people on Mull, Iona, Ulva, and Gometra to document life under lockdown the during week of 18th to 24th of May. It offers a moment of connection so we know we’re not alone, and that others are experiencing the same things as us, but in their own ways. It lets the viewer escape the confinement of lockdown through the sharing of spaces of the islands in the authentic voices of the people living there.

Directed and edited by Alasdair and Georgia Satchel, and featuring music by Hannah Fisher and Sorren Maclean, Islands in Film is made from 255 submissions from 75 local people sharing their own takes on the situation to create a unique archive of this moment in time. A call for submissions was made on Alasdair’s podcast What We Do in the Winter about life on Mull, Iona, Ulva, Gometra, and Erraid. The film is a Struthach Films and Screen Argyll co-production for What We Do in the Winter in collaboration with Mull Museum, Tobermory.

Islands in Film premiered on Friday 26th June, but you can watch it here on the What We Do in the Winter’s YouTube channel