'For many of us, there are two places we can call home – where we were born, where we still feel we belong, and where we now live. This film is about the yearning for their birth home felt by those who have left the Isle of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides, and the remembrance of the ever-living past for those who have stayed or returned when the home in their heart is also where they live.'
Dùthchas weaves together archive film footage from the 60s and 70s with modern day interviews from people who belong to Berneray, and their descendants, and is a beautiful and poignant exploration of home, language and culture on the small island.
Ahead of its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Dùthchas makes its pre-premiere launch in Berneray Community Hall on Thursday August 18th, sponsored by North Uist Distillery. Tickets for the event are sold out, but the feature length film will be screening at 12 locations around the country on August 20th, including EIFF, followed by a tour with the Screen Machine and a return to North Uist on September 3rd.