Tree Fellers (24 mins) tells the story of the 900 Belizean lumberjacks who in 1942 left the tropical rainforests of British Honduras to help Britain fight fascism by felling trees in Scotland. Sam ( 93), Eric (87) 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. Newly discovered archive, long cherished memories and a last reunion are intertwined in this lyrical and moving documentary testament.

Director: Sana Bilgrami Producer: Robin MacPherson

Cinematographer: Ian Dodds Editor: Sitar Rose Music: Marcello de Oliveira

Research: Kamala Maniam Additional Research: Jane Wilding

An Asylum Pictures Production for Scottish Screen, Scottish Television and Grampian Television


 

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