Iorram (Boat Song) (2021)

  • Documentary, British, Subtitled
  • 1h 36m

Available to rent until 15 April 2021

Iorram (Boat Song) is the first feature documentary entirely in Scottish Gaelic, and is a haunting evocation of life among the fishing community of the Outer Hebrides. Director Alastair Cole (Colours of the Alphabet) has created a lyrical fusion of sound and vision, using a treasure trove of newly restored oral history recordings. Poetic images of the present are set to the everyday conversations, tales and cherished legends preserved from past generations. A score by award-winning folk musician Aidan O’Rourke unites the elements into a moving reflection on island identity then and now.

Click here to watch the exclusive Q&A with director Alastair Cole and producer Adam Dawtrey from Glasgow Film Festival 2021. The Q&A will be available to watch from 6pm on Thursday 1 April.


Alastair Cole


Scottish Gaelic, English Subtitles


Scotland, United Kingdom