Talking Trees

Talking Trees

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Details

Location

Northern Ireland

Year

1996

Source

BBC NI

Format

film

colour

Length

09min 00sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI

Rights Holder

BBC NI

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Description

The North of Ireland is the least wooded area in the whole of Europe. This short documentary looks at peoples relationships with trees in Northern Ireland.

Shot List

'The North of Ireland is the least wooded area in the whole of Europe.' Series of interviews to camera from people who have an affinity with trees. These include 00:41 Fairy Tree. 01:00 A self-confessed tree spotter. 01:26 Two boys, one of whom is hitting a coin into the trunk of a tree. 01:44 Hangman’s oak with noose. 02:00 Trees used to hang washing lines. 03:12 Wild mountain ash, an indigenous tree. 04:10 Furniture maker. 04:40 Mythology. Three men with drums walking around a tree. They are wearing animalistic head-dress. 05:00 Tory Island, where there are no trees. Woman talking in Irish (Gaelic) with subtitles. 05:30 Woman in her garden pointing out trees that have been planted for specific events such as her wedding. Now planting a tree for her daughters wedding. 06:03 Farmer. 07:10 Tree being cut down. 07:20 Cyclists on a treelined road. 07:30 Children playing under a large tree.'The natural wooded areas of Northern Ireland were felled at the beginning of the 17th century and by the end of the 19th century were decimented.' Since then little has been done to encourage a culture of planting native trees.'

Credits

Director – Lionel Mill; 10x10 series Producer – Jeremy Howe; Editor – Anna Turville; Photography – Mark Garrett; Sound Recording – David Kilpatrick, Deke Thompson, Ronan Hill, Simon Woods; Dubbing Mixer – David Lamb, Willy McAllister; Grips – Roy Harrison, Roy Lomus, Billy McCarroll; Music – Roy Smith; 10x10 Series Titles – Will Hodge; Production Assistant – Anna Mansfield-Steer; Astan Productions for BBC Bristol.

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