Seawards: the great ships

Unknown, 1959

Film
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This documentary on the life and work of shipbuilders on Scotland’s Clyde River is historically notable as one of the last films on which John Grierson was creatively credited, preparing the outline treatment from which American Hilary Harris worked. Harris, who had previously produced interesting experimental work delivers inventive images and clever editing. Made for the Clyde Shipbuiders Association and the Films of Scotland Committee. Commentary by Bryden Murdoch. (Award: Oscar Best Short Subject/Best Live Action, 1961).

Credits

director

Hilary Harris

production company

Templar Film Studios

Language

English

Duration

00:29:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28308

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Ship-building

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Ship-building

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Ship-building - Great Britain

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Ships

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Short films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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