Iorram (Boat Song) (2021)

  • Documentary, Scottish
  • 1h 36m

The first ever feature documentary in Scottish Gaelic, Iorram is an immersive and poetic portrait of life in the Outer Hebrides, as the islands and the language face an uncertain future. This unique cinematic film is entirely composed from rare archive sound, edited from over 30,000 recordings, and contemporary moving images filmed over three years. The ghostly voices, stories and songs from the last century interplay with stunning observational footage of daily life in the islands today, to create a lyrical and playful dialogue between past and present, and between sound and vision, set to an original score composed and performed by award-winning contemporary folk musician Aidan O’Rourke.

A’ chiad film aithriseachd gu tur ann an Gàidhlig, tha Iorram na dhealbh liriceach air Innse Gall, an-diugh agus an-dè. Tha an Stiùiriche, Alastair Cole, a’ toirt an luchd-amhairc air turas-bogaidh a-steach do chridhe coimhearsnachd a tha air maireadh 1,000 bliadhna, a’ measgachadh clàran fuaim tasglainn de ghuthan bhon t-àm a dh’fhalbh le iomhaighean de bheatha nan eilean san latha an-diugh agus ceòl ùr air a chruthachadh leis an neach-ciùil cliùiteach, Aidan O’Rourke.

Director

Alistair Cole

Language

Scottish Gaelic

Subtitles

English

Country

United Kingdom

Bonus Content

Gaelic AD
1h 36m

Feature film with Gaelic Audio-Description

Making of - Director's Comment
10m

Director Alastair Cole’s comment on the making of Iorram (Boat Song).

Q&A with Composer Aidan O'Rourke
25m

Discussion between the Film’s composer Aidan O’Rourke and director Alastair Cole about Iorram’s score.

English AD
1h 36m

Feature film with English Audio Description

Q&A with Dr. Magnus Course
25m

Discussion with Dr Magnus Course and director Alastair Cole about the research underpinning Iorram on the relationship between Scottish Gaelic and the fishing communities of the Outer Hebrides.