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Slocum at Sea with Himself – the trailers

Slocum at sea with himself

Slocum at Sea with Himself is a new animated film about the solo circumnavigator made by keen sailors Sandra and Paul Fierlinger.

From watching the ten beautifully made trailers (or ‘teasers’), I’d say it rises well above the charming, not least because of the details, which are both included and correct. The music’s nicely done too…

I think I’d rather like to see the whole thing, if I can figure out how to make Vimeo play via our Chromecast. Must ask a young person…

PS – We watched this two hour movie in a single sitting last night, and it was every bit as good as the trailers promised. The task of getting the Vevo film to play on out TV/hifi arrangement via Chromecast was a bit of a struggle, but once I’d installed several extensions to Chrome, it worked – and as I say it was great.

York Rose – The Norfolk Broads, 1968

That would be about the time of my second trip to The Broads. For my first I was still in a cot – and no doubt my often-anxious mother must have been having kittens by the score…

Fishermen, 1959

BFI fishermen

Fishermen, 1959, with music by Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and co.  Essential viewing, I’d say. My thanks to Chris Brady for spotting this one.

‘With their nets and cable winches, their boxes and their creels. They’re the lads that bring the harvest into Shields.” An epic in miniature set into sea-faring song by radical folk musicians Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, fishermen aboard the Ben Torc diesel trawler battle rain and sleet squalls and black nights on the North Sea, risking their lives for little reward to bring home the fresh catch to market in North Shields.’