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Documentary Film: 'Tree Fellers'

MacPherson, Robin; Bilgrami, Sana


Robin MacPherson


Tree Fellers (24 mins) tells the story of the 900 Belizean lumberjacks who in 1942 left the tropical rainforests of British Honduras to help Britain fight fascism by felling trees in Scotland. Sam ( 93), Eric (87) and Amos (86) were among those who stayed on after the war to make new lives in a country where, for better or worse, the colour of their skin marked them out. Newly discovered archive, long cherished memories and a last reunion are intertwined in this lyrical and moving documentary testament.

Digital Artefact Type Video
Publication Date Jun 1, 2004
Deposit Date Mar 25, 2008
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Lumberjacks; British Honduras; fascism; tree fellers; Belizean;
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