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Thread #172803   Message #4186093
Posted By: GUEST,IS
24-Oct-23 - 04:11 AM
Thread Name: Calendar customs/Doc Rowe film campaign
Subject: RE: Calendar customs/Doc Rowe film campaign
Congratulations on the growing success of the project!

Doc's own website says "Since the sixties he has been recording and filming cultural tradition and vernacular arts, folklore, song and dance of Britain and Ireland."

So it seems like there might actually be material from Ireland in there. In any case, 'British Isles' is such a problematic term for me and for many others, that I'm not sure I can support the Crowdfunder until it's removed. Rightly or wrongly, it makes me concerned about the political agenda of the film makers/production company and how that will affect the outcome of the film. Will, as so often happens, 'England' be conflated with 'Britain' or the spurious entity known as 'The United Kingdom'"? How much Irish, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh material will feature?

As Doc himself uses the term 'Britain and Ireland', perhaps you could use it instead of the politically contested 'British Isles'. Actually, 'England, Cornwall, Scotland, Wales and Ireland' would be even better!

Good luck with it all.