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The Green Isle

A charming documentary about local food production within a remote Scottish island.
4/5

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Directed by Laura Hartshorn, Joe Edmond, Jessica Llewellyn-Jones, ‘The Green Isle’ is a short documentary that explores food sustainability within Raasay – an island of the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Starring Katherine Gillies, Kate Smith and David Carslaw, the film centers around the creation of the Raasay Walled Garden – a community run projects that grows vegetables and fruit for the island inhabitants. A picturesque short that shows how local food systems can have positive environmental, social, and economic consequences.

The 12-minute documentary is certain to spoil viewers with its abundance of scenic imagery of the island. Throughout the entire film, Katherine and Kate (volunteers at the Raasay Walled Garden), speak about what lured them to the island and the benefits of the sustainable initiative has had on the local community – particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also introduced to David Carslaw (Raasay Community Store Manager), where the produce from the garden is subsequently sold.

Hartshorn, Edmond and Llewellyn-Jones have crafted a charming film that will trustfully inspire and encourage viewers to opt for a greener way of life – especially regarding food miles and local production. Visually, the film is produced with high quality cinematography that will be pleasing to the eye. Sound and post-production are equally commendable. A salient watch with an ethical message. Highly recommended.

Brief Synopsis

A short documentary about sustainability on the remote Scottish island of Raasay. With a population of only 161 people, this strong island community of the West Coast have come together with the shared interest of creating a greener future.
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Director(s): Jessica Llewellyn-Jones, Joe Edmond, Laura Hartshorn
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Producer(s): Laura Hartshorn
Director of Photography: Jessica Llewellyn-Jones
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Runtime: 13 min

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The Green Isle

A charming documentary about local food production within a remote Scottish island.
4/5

Review

Directed by Laura Hartshorn, Joe Edmond, Jessica Llewellyn-Jones, ‘The Green Isle’ is a short documentary that explores food sustainability within Raasay – an island of the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Starring Katherine Gillies, Kate Smith and David Carslaw, the film centers around the creation of the Raasay Walled Garden – a community run projects that grows vegetables and fruit for the island inhabitants. A picturesque short that shows how local food systems can have positive environmental, social, and economic consequences.

The 12-minute documentary is certain to spoil viewers with its abundance of scenic imagery of the island. Throughout the entire film, Katherine and Kate (volunteers at the Raasay Walled Garden), speak about what lured them to the island and the benefits of the sustainable initiative has had on the local community – particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also introduced to David Carslaw (Raasay Community Store Manager), where the produce from the garden is subsequently sold.

Hartshorn, Edmond and Llewellyn-Jones have crafted a charming film that will trustfully inspire and encourage viewers to opt for a greener way of life – especially regarding food miles and local production. Visually, the film is produced with high quality cinematography that will be pleasing to the eye. Sound and post-production are equally commendable. A salient watch with an ethical message. Highly recommended.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

A short documentary about sustainability on the remote Scottish island of Raasay. With a population of only 161 people, this strong island community of the West Coast have come together with the shared interest of creating a greener future.
Green Isle

Credits

Director(s): Jessica Llewellyn-Jones, Joe Edmond, Laura Hartshorn
Cast:
Producer(s): Laura Hartshorn
Director of Photography: Jessica Llewellyn-Jones
Animation:

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Language:
Year:
Runtime: 13 min
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