New audience for the films of Eddie McConnell
Eddie McConnell is described by his peers as 'one of the finest documentary cameramen in the world'. His work across 50 years represents the best of documentary film-making in Scotland.
The festival is celebrating his achievements with a screening of short films and extracts from the McConnell collection, preserved in the film archive at the National Library of Scotland.
Eddie McConnell himself will introduce the screening at the Edinburgh Filmhouse on Friday 24 August.
19 July 2007
'Tea and tigers' and a Royal visitor
Scotland's historical relationship with India is the theme of the National Library of Scotland's summer exhibition.
'Tea and tigers' tells the stories of Scots who travelled to and lived in India. Diaries, letters, journals and official documents reveal the attitudes of people who made their mark there. They range from ordinary soldiers, traders and civil servants to explorers and viceroys.
First flight over Everest
Interactive elements and hands-on activities give visitors a chance to explore the exhibition's themes further. Audio-visual material includes a film of the first flight over Everest.
As well as examining Scotland's long involvement with India, the exhibition aims to encourage deeper understanding of today's Scottish South-Asian communities.
'Tea and tigers' was officially opened by the Duke of Edinburgh on 5 July. It is free and open daily. For more details, see our 'Tea and tigers' page.
19 July 2007