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Title: UP-STREAM: A Story of the Scottish Salmon Fisheries
Reference number: 0039
Director: d. Arthur Elton
Production company: Empire Marketing Board
Running time: 17 mins
Description: Produced by John Grierson, the film shows the different methods of salmon fishing in Scotland.
p. John Grierson
commentary Andrew Buchanan
[ph. Jack Miller]
Shotlist: opening credits (0.45) filmed on the east coast of Scotland at St. Cyrus Beach and cliffs. The film begins with brief shots of fishermens' houses, then goes onto sequentially depict two methods of salmon fishing - it follows a group of fishermen wheeling their boat to shore (with a runner), rowing out to sea, hauling a catch aboard and subsequently returning to shore; it follows the work of a single flynet fisherman (on the shoreline), showing his method of netting a catch. The salmon are loaded into baskets and carried into the village by donkey, while the fishermen haul their nets ashore to dry (11.50) shots of men working in packing sheds where the fish are packed in ice, followed by shots of the river Dee showing salmon leaping upstream against the water torrents (17.13)
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