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To Be a Nation Again

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

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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

Production Details

Prod. Co.
HFF Munich
Country
Germany
Years of Production
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

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