Previously at the ICA - Films
5 Sep 2015
The Orcadian filmmaker and poet Margaret Tait was a true pioneer of cinema.
Her early photographs often focused upon her family, and in Happy Bees her brothers’ children occupy a film poem that conveys the purity of island life. Poetic imagery is punctuated by Tait’s declaration that “the children are not far away, the children live here,” poignantly underlining the intent of Happy Bees to share the serene memories of an early life tied to nature; the personal recollections that fixed Tait to this land.
As well as Happy Bees (1955), this programme also includes Orquil Burn (1955), Splashing (1966) and All These New Relations (1953).
Suitable for children.
Happy Bees & short films for children, dir. Margaret Tait, 1954, 16 mins.
The Orquil Burn, UK 1955, 36mins
Splashing, UK 1966, 5 mins
All These New Relations, UK 1955, 21 mins
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