A documentary film inspired by the lifeboat from the Canberra and stories of people who were left behind in Shetland when others left, emigrating to the New World and unlikely ever to return.

A film by Robert Gear.

Ebb Tide is a series of short films commissioned as part of the cultural programme celebrating the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Produced in partnership with Shetland Arts and Shetland Heritage Association.

Using modern day interviews and archive footage, and with narration from Marjolein Robertson, this film ponders what drove some to leave, and some to stay, and the constant push-pull of head and heart that many islanders continue to face today.
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