Sea Songs

film and heritage project

Autumn 2018 

Music by Lucie Treacher, with Brora Primary School students

Images by Catalin Filip and Lucie Treacher

Commissioned by Young Scot's Future Routes 

Screened at Brora Ice House pop-up cinema

Sea Songs is a sonic and visual exploration of superstitions in the Highlands of Scotland. The film is divided into conceptual chapters: each recreates a surreal local superstition. It features the playful voices of local school children, who create a symbolic bridge between the present and these symbols of the past. We first screened this film inside a pop-up cinema for the local community, using a disused ice house in a harbour in Brora, Sutherland.