West Side Cinema - 'On The Trail Of The Far Fur Country' (E)

23 Sep 2017 7:45pm

Stromness Town Hall, Stromness
West Side Cinema - 'On The Trail Of The Far Fur Country' (E)

Visit the West Side Cinema in Stromness to see films from around the world.

West Side Cinema welcomes visitors to Stromness Town Hall to enjoy showings by candlelight. Viewers can enjoy a wide variety of films from around the world in a relaxed and freindly setting. Bring your own refereshments.

SAT 23 SEPT - 'On The Trail Of The Far Fur Country' (E)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start

£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card

The last part in our triptych of film events celebrating STROMNESS 200 PER MARE.

Introduction by filmmaker Chris Nikkel.

In 2014 West Side Cinema brought filmmaker Chris Nikkel and his feature film ‘The Romance of the Far Fur Country’, an incredible restoration of a 1920 documentary made for the Hudson's Bay Company . This year, we welcome Chris back again.

'On The Trail of the Far Fur Country’ charts the rediscovery of the original documentary in a British archive, the painstaking process to bring the lost film back to life, and the journey taking it to the northern communities where the film was originally shot. As people watch the footage from 1919, something special happens. Images come to life; people recognize their family members, their landscapes, and their lost traditions. Contrasting then and now, 'On Trail of the Far Fur Country' is an intimate portrait of Canada and its Aboriginal people, and a chronicle of how life in the North has changed in the last century.

Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/116762496