Dusty Bluebells

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Details

Location

Belfast

Year

1973

Source

BBC NI

Format

film

colour

Length

23min 45sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI

Rights Holder

BBC NI

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Description

A documentary looking at children's street games in West Belfast.

Shot List

Children's street games performed by the pupils of St Mary's Primary School Belfast. This film contrasts the escapism of the street games with the changing environment that surrounds the children both with the interrelated political situation and the redevelopment of the area, which is changing the community that had developed there. There are aerial views of the terraced housing, close-up views of the terraced streets, including bricked up houses, derelict shops, and army on patrol on foot and in their saracens, the interior of a linen factory. Street games shown include - skipping, hand games, ball games, and songs include Dusty Bluebells, Bangor Boats Away, My Aunt Jane, Mama Will You Buy Me a Banana, I'm a Little Teapot.

Credits

Children from St Mary's Primary School, Belfast; Research - Brendan Colgan; Producers Assistant - Margaret McKee; Cameraman - Eric Pollen; Assistant Cameraman - Rex Maidment; Sound - Frank Gray; Film Editor - Bill Miskelly; Producer - David Hammond; Directer - Bernard Tomey

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