Eilean a' Cheò is a collaborative project with filmmaker and journalist Jan-Holger Hennies. Using soundscape, landscape imagery and audio interviews, the film creates a visual poem that explores people’s experiences on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Our relationship with landscape is particularly evident on the island; in crofting, fishing, tourism and writing. The film conceives landscape as existing beyond a backdrop to our lives. It is something we participate in, constructing it both physically and imaginatively. We shape landscape and are shaped by it.
'The human voices, such as they are [in the film], seem to be as much part of this world of earth, ocean and sky as the lapping of waves and cries of seagulls'.
Tim Ingold, Social Anthropologist