Govan Young goes global!

It’s been quite a few months for Govan Young, a short film in which children from Govan learn of the medieval history of the area. The film is produced and co-directed by Film and Television Senior Lecturer, David Archibald, and features the work of The University’s Archaeology Professor, Stephen Driscoll. Since October, Govan Young has been programmed in festivals in the Basque Country, France, Nigeria, Italy and Turkey with further screenings in the pipeline for 2019. In Turkey, the film was the Opening Film at Foça Film Days. It also received a Special Mention from the Jury at the 16th International Archaeology Film Festival of Bordeaux and was the winner of the Orona Prize to the Educational Section of the 18th International Archaeological Film Festival of the Bidasoa in the Basque Country. The film has won seven international awards.

The film is now available to view online (with English captions) here.

A Dossier on the film has also been published recently in Film Education Journal with short essays by David Archibald, Stephen Driscoll, and two scholars from UoG Education - Cathie Doherty and Mia Perry. The Dossier is available here.

The film was funded by the University’s Chancellors Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and Heritage Lottery Fund.

First published: 14 December 2018

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