19:30 TUES 19 NOV
Directed by Matt Pinder
The extraordinary story of Scottish amateur ﬁlmmaker, Harry Birrell, the man who captured his life on camera. Harry Birrell was given his ﬁrst cine-camera as a boy in 1928. He spent his life recording incidents great and small. Home movies of family events and ﬁne romances now ache with fond nostalgia but Harry’s life was also ﬁlled with faraway adventures.
Narrated by Richard Madden, the film plunders the treasure trove of Harry’s 400 ﬁlms and personal diaries to capture a vivid sense of wartime years spent in Bombay, the jungles of Burma, leading a battalion of Gurkhas and in the mountains of Nepal. Matt Pinder’s beautifully composed, captivating documentary delivers one man’s cinematic vision of the 20th Century and his own incredible journey through it.