We watched the documentary of the project made by DC from Plantation Productions, which was a fantastic record of Diving for Pearls and truly captured the collaborative spirit of the project and the dedication and skills of all the participants. The screening also featured the three shorter films made during the projects by participants, each one highlighting different stories and lives of people living now and in the past in Govan. One film followed the story of Mary Barbour, a Scottish political activist living in Govan at the beginning of the last century, another film followed a journey taken by Linda Yates, a Govan resident, showing the difficulties getting around in a wheelchair, and a third film showed a day in the life of Unity, an organisation supporting asylum seekers with practical support, case work and campaigning.
Click here to watch the film.
A huge thank you to everybody who made the films and participated in the Diving for Pearls project. And thank you to Plantation Productions for hosting the event last night.