Open Unwrapped Dec 1st – Nort Atlantik Drift

University of Edinburgh festive bauble gift by Pingked (Flickr) CC BY-NC

Enjoy beautiful scenes, sounds, and poetry with this short clip showcasing a film about Shetlandic poet, Robert Alan Jamieson. Using his collection of poems ‘Nort Atlantik Drift’ as a point of departure, the film tells an engaging story of a changing Shetland told through a contemporary lens. Robert Alan Jamieson grew up in the crofting community of Sandness. He described the poems as originally intended, ‘for my three sons. A record of who their father might be and what he once thought he might be. But as with life, the narrative developed in ways I didn’t foresee.’

Nort Atlantik Drift has been licensed CC BY-NC-ND.

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Stephanie (Charlie) Farley

Open Educational Advisor, EDE