A story of the Scottish Salmon Fisheries
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Produced by world-renowned Scottish documentary filmmaker John Grierson for the Empire Marketing Board, this artistic documentary shows the different methods of commercial salmon fishing in Scotland in the 1930s.
Questions & Activities
- Which method of catching salmon do you think is best and why?
- How many different shots can you count?
- How does the cinematography draw you into the film?
- How is music used to emphasise the rhythm of the action?
Learn more about camera angles and shots used in cinematography. Make notes on the different shots used in this film and discuss how they help the viewer understand more about fishing methods while also drawing them into the action.
Compare the lives of the fishermen depicted in this film to the lives of salmon farmers today. Create your own documentary about the changing way of life of coastal people.
|Resource Rights Holder||Courtesy of the British Film Institute|
|Genre||Documentary, Sponsored, Promotional|
|School Subject||Biology, Art and Design|
|Subject Matter||Rivers and Coasts, Business, Shape and Pattern, Visual Elements|
|Who||Arthur Elton (director), Empire Marketing Board (production company), John Grierson (producer)|
|Attributes||Black and White, Sound|