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Title: DA MAKKIN O' A KESHIE
Reference number: 1127
Director: [d. Jenny Brown]
Running time: 5.15 mins
A crofter in the Shetland Isles demonstrates how to make a 'keshie' to carry home his peat.
One of a group of films made by Jenny Brown and bought by John Grierson for the GPO Film Library in the 1930s.
See also background information held on VHS. (1985 Grampian Tonight programme devoted to Jenny Gibertson)
The full film can be viewed online at Europa Film Treasures: http://www.europafilmtreasures.eu/PY/301/see-the-film-the_making_of_a_keshie [last accessed 16/1/2009] Note that piano accompaniment has been added to this version.
This title featured in the "Island Tapes" project. To purchase the DVD go to the website at http://theislandtapes.com/cd_dvd.html [last accessed 2/12/2008]
Shotlist: Title (.09); In the autumn Gideon cuts his own corn (.13); Shot of Gideon sharpening his scythe and then cutting the corn (.52); In Spring he needs a new keshie to carry home his peat - so he takes a thrashed sheaf (.59); The man demonstrates the technique used for making a keshie (2.49); By the afternoon the keshie begins to take shape (2.54); Close ups of the man working on the keshie (3.15); Before teatime it is practically finished (3.17); Shots of the man finishing the keshie (4.42); And after tea he brings in the first load of peat (4.48); Shot of the man using the keshie to bring in the peat (5.15)
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