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Tree Fellers

Produced by Robin Macpherson
Story of 900 Belizean lumberjacks who in 1942 came to Scotland to cut trees and make a new life

Overview

Genre
History, Minorities, Social Issues, and Society
Synopsis

This BAFTA nominated documentary Tree Fellers (24 mins) tells the remarkable story of the 900 Belizean lumberjacks who in 1941 and 1942 left the tropical rainforests of British Honduras to help Britain fight fascism by felling trees in Scotland. Sam (93 when the film was made and now 103 and living in Edinburgh), Eric (who passed away since the film was made) and Amos (86) were among those who stayed on after the war to make new lives in a country where, for better or worse, the colour of their skin marked them out. Rarely seen archive, long cherished memories and a last reunion are intertwined in this lyrical and moving documentary testament. FOLLOW RECENT DEVELOPMENTS at www.facebook.com/TreeFellersRevisited

Stage
finished
Running time
24 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Asylum Pictures ltd
Country
United Kingdom
Years of Production
2004
Locations
Scotland
Prod. Partners
Scottish Screen, Scottish Television

Distribution Details

Release year
2004
Awards
BAFTA Scotland nomination for best Television Documentary 2005
Broadcast (Prod.)
Scottish Television
Broadcast (Acq.)
Scottish Television
Language
English

Photos

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