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Bridging the Gap - Turbulence (N/C 15+)

26 February - 4 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Four shorts from Scottish Documentary Institute’s emerging talent initiative Bridging the Gap on the theme of Turbulence. A collection of intimate and thought-provoking stories:

Against the Tide (subtitles)

A small community on a remote Scottish island lives in deep connection with the land and the weather. This film follows a woman, Gill, during the final stages of her trial period. Will she be accepted and become a full-time member of the community?

Director: Giulia Candussi
Scotland 2020, 13m 

Harmonic Spectrum (subtitles)

Sean uses the Piano to navigate life on the Autistic Spectrum. As he is drawn into new musical collaborations he must learn to balance his enthusiasm and compulsive energy with understanding and compromise, redefining his perspective in the process.

Directors: Austen McCowan and Will Hewitt

Scotland 2020, 17m

Racing Stock (subtitles)

15-year-old Taylor Borthwick is a stock car racer, like her father and her grandfather before her. As she turns 16 she will move into the adult leagues, racing bigger, faster cars against men twice her age. It’s a dangerous sport, does she have what it takes?

Director: Patrick Steel 
Scotland 2020, 17m

Everyman (subtitles)

A personal, visual essay about gender transition – focusing on the social context and implications, and exploring how the world is different living as female compared to being perceived as male.

Jack tells his story by using and reframing gender-focused tropes and imagery from popular culture, mythology, history and art.

Director: Jack Goessens
Scotland 2020, 12m

World Premiere. Thanks to Scottish Documentary Institute

  • Directors Giulia Candussi, Austen McCowan, Will Hewitt, Patrick Steel, Jack Goessens
  • Country Scotland
  • Year of Production 2021
  • Total Running Time 1h
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Content Warning Strong language / swearing
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