The Work They Say is Mine
TitleThe Work They Say is Mine
DirectorRosie Gibson
CountryUK
Year1986
Duration50mins
Format16mm, Umatic video
DescriptionTHE WORK THEY SAY IS MINE celebrates women's central role in the past and present of Shetland life. Interviews, dramatisation, fantasy, music and songs written and performed by local women are textured and woven together to form a montage of women's lives as intricate and colourful as the knitting for which the islands are famous. Crofting, fishing and knitting are all part of their lives' rich tapestry. The film presents and represents the enormous contributions of women to the work, heritage, culture and spirit of the islands.