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Scotland and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Channel 4 News Piece broadcast on the 12th September 2018 on the Henry Dundas Statue, Edinburgh and the push for a truthful plaque. 

Produced and Directed by Parisa Urquhart, Urquhart Media. Filmed by Julian Schwanitz & Diego Almazan. Drone by Airborne Lens. Sound by Bob McDougal. Soundtrack by Mogwai. 

 

The first time in Scotland a Lord Provost hosts a civic reception to acknowledge a city’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade.

This engaging 4minute film showcases Eva Bolander, Glasgow's Lord Provost, hosting a Civic Reception to acknowledge Glasgow's links to the transatlantic slave trade. Amazing historians, musicians, poets and filmmakers take part. Filmed and edited by Urquhart Media

 

Canadian TV News Piece, inspired by C4 piece, broadcast on the 19th September 2018 on the Henry Dundas Statue, Edinburgh and removal of statues of Canada's first Prime Minister Macdonald. 

Footage sold to Canadian TV by Urquhart Media. 

 

 

 

Should Scotland's Statues linked to Slavery be Taken Down? 

A 40 second video of Sir Geoff Palmer's opinion on the debate as to whether Scotland's statues linked to slavery should be taken down or their plaques updated. Filmed and edited by Urquhart Media

The Henry Dundas Statue, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh - Time for the plaque to be updated? 

This is a video to help encourage the Council to change the wording on the plaque of the Henry Dundas Statue, Edinburgh. 

This video explains how Henry Dundas delayed the abolition of slavery for fifteen years and supported slavery as a means to ensure the economic benefit of the UK. Sir Geoff Palmer challenges the arguments that the descendent of Henry Dundas, Robert (Bobby) Dundas gives to defend his ancestor. Palmer then supports the petition submitted to Edinburgh City Council to change the wording on the plaque to make a more balanced truthful description of Dundas's actions.

Filmed and edited by Urquhart Media

Interview about '1745' - A short film about two runaway slaves in Scotland. 

Here's an interview with sisters, Morayo and Moyo Akandé. Morayo wrote the screenplay, Moyo was the script developer and both acted as sisters in their short film '1745'.  (Director: Gordon Napier)

"When two young black slaves escape into the wilds of 18th century Scotland, they must use all of their courage and strength to survive, unite, and stay free. On their journey they rediscover their spiritual and cultural connection to one another in pursuit of freedom through a foreign land set against an epic and elemental backdrop at a turbulent time in Scotland’s history."

Filmed and edited by Urquhart Media

 

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