My childhood. My ain folk

United Kingdom, 1972

Film
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These first two instalments of the autobiographical “Trilogy” which was to be completed with “My way home” (1978) comprise an achievement unique in British cinema. The events experienced in the films by Jamie closely parallel those lived through by Douglas himself but his approach is impressionistic. The mystification this creates is all of a piece with the films’ effect; communication is a commodity which (like language itself) is in short supply in Jamie’s life. The meaning resides more fully in the visual structure. Tragic as the films are it is the ultimate victory of the imagination over circumstances that “My way home” will subsequently explore.

Credits

production company

BFI

producer

Geoffrey Evans

Nick Nascht

Duration

01:41:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1972

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303993

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Poverty

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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