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  • 0 10
  • 1975
  • Nonemin

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.

Cynthia Scott
Cynthia Scott Director
Ian McLaren
Ian McLaren Executive Producer
Rex Tasker
Rex Tasker Executive Producer
Andreas Poulsson
Andreas Poulsson Director of photography
Abbey Jack Neidik
Abbey Jack Neidik Sound Editor

Production Companies

National Film Board of Canada