Rebel Landscapes is a 'tip of the hat' to folklore in all of its many manifestations, but crucially it is a celebration of the forgotten faces and unspoken lives of 'ordinary' people, whose existences and ways now appear alien, distant and utterly extraordinary. It is an opportunity for a contemporary audience to bring their enthusiasm to the continuation of the strong, vibrant legacy of Scottish folklore, archival film and the rebellious, rambunctious music of the people.

The live musical scores have been created specifically in response to the moving image by contemporary folk musicians Wounded Knee, Hanna Tuulikki and Rob St John with Tom Western, who will be performing thoughtful and engaging pieces to films Eriskay: A Poem of Remote Lives, 1934, The Crofters of Wester Ross, 1939, and Isles of the West, 1939.

In addition to the Rebel Landscapes event, Screen Bandita are delighted to be hosting a number of informal and welcoming community engagement and participation events; three ‘Bring Your Own Archive’ events and one ‘Song Swapping Session’.