Viking Sacrifice in Shetland

Australia, 1987

Film
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Episode number 4 of Series “A World of Festivals”.
The Viking fire festival which is held every year in the Shetland Islands celebrates the end of winter and the coming of spring. Preparations take many months and involve the entire community of this isolated outpost of the British Isles. As well as the festival itself there are glimpses of the life of the people who live here.

Credits

director

Barry Sloane

producer

Joy Barrow

production company

Barinder Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37350

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Festivals - Great Britain

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Shetland (Scotland)

History → Vikings

Places → Shetland (Scotland)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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