Dùthchas/Home | 2022 | dir.Kirsty MacDonald, Andy Mackinnon | 88 mins | U | Gaelic and English
“Tha e mar gun robh thu annfiùs do rughadh thu”/”It’s as though you were here, before you were even born” A poignant film set on Berneray in the Outer Hebrides, exploring what it means to leave home and the effect this has on language and culture.
About the Film
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.
The documentary feature Dùthchas | Home is a poignant, touching and emotive exploration of what it meant – and still means – to people, especially women, to have to leave the island of their birth to get an education, work, and live. We explore the effect this had on the Gaelic language and culture of the island. A particularly moving film for anyone with a connection with the Hebrides.
About Reel to Real Cinema
Reel to Real Cinema is a monthly film space in the Stove Cafe, featuring an eclectic mixture of conversational films – from artist made shorts to feature length documentaries, locally made to international cinema. A space for discussion and thought-provoking films, you are welcome to join us after the film for a short discussion about the themes from this month’s selection.
The Stove cafe will be open from 5.30pm – 7pm with a special pre-film dinner option alongside hot drinks and cakes.