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Tree Fellers.

  Tree Fellers (24 mins) tells the story of the 900 Belizean lumberjacks who in 1942 left the tropical rainforests of British Honduras to help Britain fight fascism by felling trees in Scotland. Sam ( 93), Eric (87) and Amos (86) were among those who stayed on after the war to make new lives in a country where, for better or worse, the colour of their skin marked them out. Newly discovered archive, long cherished memories and a last reunion are intertwined in this lyrical and moving documentary testament.

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    01 June 2004

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    Asylum Pictures Ltd./Scottish Screen/Scottish Television


MacPherson, R. & Bilgrami, S. (2004). Tree Fellers.



Lumberjacks; British Honduras; fascism; tree fellers; Belizean;

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