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16 October 2014

Arnish Lighthouse


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14 days in Great Britain

This evening I attended the showing of the first cut of 14 days in Great Britain, in An Lanntair here in Stornoway. This is a massive project, which David W. Gibbons has undertaken to picture ordinary people in 14 towns and cities across the UK in 14 days. Stornoway was town n° 1, followed by Glasgow, Inverness, Newry, Newcastle on Tyne, Bradford, Liverpool, Colwyn Bay, Newport, Telford, Plymouth, Swindon, Cambridge and London.

Mr Gibbons came to Stornoway (and the other places) in August 2005, interviewing people on film and taking their pictures. Either on the street, or (as in the case of Stornoway) in the town hall. He asked them about life, what was good, what was bad and what would they say to the next generation. A common theme was good health, peace, no drugs, respect. Do what you want to do, and you'll achieve it. Mutual respect to all.

I could go on for quite a bit. A very impressive effort.

As I stated in the introductory line, this was the first cut. 139 hours of footage was taken in total, which was condensed into just over 90 minutes this evening. This is not the end. David Gibbons started by going round the USA in 14 days, and his next project is Russia in 14 days. The preliminary itinerary will stretch over 17,800 miles. After Russia comes China.

Anyone interested can visit http://www.thefaceoffreedom.com.
Posted on Arnish Lighthouse at 23:14

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139 hours - that's a lot of popcorn

calumannabel from Digibeta Cottage Dell




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