Stirling // 13 October
Capturing 1960s Stirlingshire on celluloid: hear veteran filmmaker Eddie McConnell talk about his work… Read more
Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA // How to get there
**STOP PRESS** Professor Douglas Robertson has just been confirmed as the second panelist. Douglas works in the Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology department of University of Stirling. His work focuses on place, belonging and identity,
Stirling, Falkirk and the towns of Central Scotland have always been at the heart of the nation’s historical and industrial identity. With Glasgow trams and ‘new town’ living, this selection of films reflect the role that Stirlingshire industrial heritage played in the wider Scottish urban landscape of the 20th century.
We’re delighted that filmmaker Eddie McConnell will be taking part in the post-screening blether. Mentored early in his career by Stirlingshire-born documentary pioneer John Grierson, Eddie’s work across 50 years represents the best of non-fiction filmmaking in Scotland. His key role in making corporate film about many touns including Stirling during the 1960s offers a unique perspective on how to influence audiences then and now.
Made in My Toun is a screening of rare films from the archives telling the story of urban growth across Scotland, followed by a panel discussion – or ‘blether’ – about re-presenting our towns and cities on the big screen. On tour from Ayr to Aberdeen, Made in My Toun is part of the BFI Britain on Film project: making thousands of newly digitised film and TV titles from archives across the UK available to view online. Join curator Shona Thomson in celebrating the ‘touns’ that have changed the face of Scotland. Event duration: 90 mins approx.