Scoggie

Scoggie

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This short documentary by Oscar®-winner Cynthia Scott (Flamenco at 5:15) profiles 27-year-old Scoggie Watson, a Cape Breton stalwart who clings to the things he cherishes most: the waters of Lake Bras d'Or, his hand-built sailboat, his freedom, and the friends who stayed in Cape Breton instead of leaving for the big cities. Scoggie ruminates on the hearty determination of the island people, a government scheme to develop marine farming, and a mysterious stranger who has remained Scoggie's hero since he was 14 years old. This film is a portrait of island life through the eyes of a local whose love for his home shines through in everything he does.

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Scoggie, Cynthia Scott, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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Credits
  • director
    Cynthia Scott
  • executive producer
    Ian McLaren
    Rex Tasker
  • commentary
    Donald Brittain
  • photography
    Andreas Poulsson
  • sound
    Richard Nichol
  • editing
    Fraser Steele
  • sound editing
    Abbey Jack Neidik
  • music
    Kenzie MacNeil

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