A short film exploring how some Shetlanders left in search of gold in the "gold rushes" in America. Inspired by gold nuggets and a set of scales held at the Shetland Museum and Archives.

A film by Harry Whitham and Floortje Robertson

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.

Rich in texture, the film combines shots of actors in period dress with modern day footage of artefacts at the museum and archives. With a soundtrack by Tim Matthew, the team’s attention to detail and repetitive, rhythmic sounds make for a stimulating and thought-provoking piece.
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