‘Film as Cultural Heritage’: Professor Virginia Heath’s ‘From Scotland With Love’ screening as part of British Council symposium in Vietnam
Professor Virginia Heath’s feature documentary film From Scotland With Love will be screening in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday 16 January 2019 as part of the British Council’s Film As Cultural Heritage symposium. This is part of the wider British Council’s Heritage of Future Past – A Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth Project, a two-year pilot initiative exploring the use of cultural heritage for growth that benefits all levels of society.
The Film As Cultural Heritage Symposium runs from Tuesday 15 January to Friday 18 January 2019 and seeks to advocate for the cultural and social value of film archives and archival materials, facilitate new cross-organisation conversations and share creative and practical ways of working with archives.
“The Vietnam programme is exciting because it’s acknowledging film (as opposed to bricks and mortar or libraries) as cultural heritage. And especially keen to include From Scotland With Love as part of the symposium”.
Gary Thomas, Film Programme Manager, British Council
Made entirely of Scottish film archive, From Scotland With Love is a 75-minute film by award-winning Director and Sheffield Hallam University Professor of Film Virginia Heath with a transcendent score by Scottish musician and composer King Creosote. A journey into our collective past, the film explores universal themes of love, loss, resistance, migration, work and play. Ordinary people, some long since dead, their names and identities largely forgotten, appear shimmering from the depth of the vaults to take a starring role.