Wildie and Lalla (2021)

An honouring of Jessie Saxby (Wildie) (1842-1940) through her writings and love of her late daughter, Lalla.

Commissioned by Shetland Arts and Creative Scotland.

Words and music Catriona Macdonald

Cinematography and editing Shona Main

Editing Angelica Kroeger

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March 2020: going back to Grise Fiord

SMainGriseFiordNov2018UPDATE: This trip has been postponed. Be safe, Nunavummuit.

Whilst COVID-19 has created uncertainty, I am packing and readying to head back to Grise Fiord to see the people who helped me when I was there in 2018. I will show them the film I have made on my experience of following Jenny Gilbertson to and around Grise Fiord. After listening to their responses and thinking with their thoughts I will make the necessary changes so they are at ease with how they and their community is represented.

I will be there for just under three weeks so I will have a bit of time to experience Grise Fiord in Early Spring, do some more filming and recording and enjoy the company of friends. Thereafter I will return to Scotland to do the finishing edit, complete my written thesis and submit.



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‘Jenny’s Arctic Diary’ goes home after 40 years

It turns out this was the first ever public screening of the film in Grise Fiord.

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With thanks to Qiniq (Grise Fiord’s internet provider)

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