Director – Josh ‘Bones’ Murphy
HIFF Classification – PG
Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide towards extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature. Salmon have long been an icon of wild, but in our rush to meet demand and mask the larger root environmental issues, we’ve forgotten the true value of wild. Ultimately the film sets two ideologies at odds, those who embrace the power of nature to heal and those who believe in a world that requires continued control. The film leaves viewers wrestling with a disquieting question, have we reached the end of wild?
An ‘Artifishal’ Q&A session will follow at 9.40pm
Supporting Short: Muir An-Athraichean (Our Father’s Sea)
Director – Magnus Course and Alastair Cole
2018/Documentary/ Scotland/Gaelic with English subtitles
HIFF Classification – U
Stèidhte air rannsachadh a measg nam iasgairean as na h-Eileanan an Iar. Tha Our Father’s Sea a togail air an eòlas agus am beartas a tha sa Ghàidhlig, an dlùth cheangal eadar an tìr, an dualchas, an cànan agus an àrainneachd.
Based on research carried out with fishermen in the Outer Hebrides, Our Father’s Sea explores the cultural and linguistic values of Hebridean fishing, and the close links between the landscape, culture, language and the environment.