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324 To Be a Nation Again
Independence for Scotland? The Scottish National Party in the run-up to the first-ever elections.
Directed by Ben Kempas
Produced by Patrick Skerlec


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Overview

Genre

Current Affairs, Politics, and Society

Synopsis

1999. Pre-millenium fever. Scotland is about to get its first parliament in 300 years. Yet for every second Scot, so-called 'devolution' is not enough. They want full independence for Scotland.

1999. Nationalism still causes bloodshed across Europe. Why not in Scotland? What makes the Scottish National Party so different from others?

1999. 100 days in the run-up to the first democratic Scottish Parliament Elections ever. We follow five SNP candidates in their constituencies all across Scotland. The promise not to use any footage before the elections gives us unique insights, from confidential strategy meetings to lonesome street canvassing.

This is an observational documentary without narration, just the occasional question by the filmmakers, who also want to find out what voters think about independence, be it fishermen in the remote Shetlands or the genetic engineers who created Dolly the sheep.

Treatment

Show treatment

Stage

finished

Running time

88 minutes

Credits

Ben Kempas ... Director

Jim Loomis ... 2nd unit Director

Andrea Ferrando ... 2nd unit Director

Patrick Skerlec ... Producer

Lara Celini ... Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.

HFF Munich

Country

Germany

Production years

1999

Locations

Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Argyll, Midlothian, Moray, Shetland, Bannockburn, ...

Prod. Partners

expressive.tv

Distribution Details

Release year

2000

Broadcast (Acq.)

AFK TV

Language

English

Subtitles

German