Living Proof: A New Archive Tour for Scotland

Launching in Autumn 2021, Living Proof is a new touring film programme from Scotland’s Moving Image Archive that explores the country’s complex relationship to the global climate crisis through film and music.

Curated archive footage tells the interlinked stories of energy, industrialisation, consumerism and the environment, framing Scotland’s history through the lens of the current debate. Living Proof invites viewers to revisit the promises of the past and consider how they relate to our future on this planet.

With a soundtrack featuring music by contemporary Scottish artists Louise Connell, Brownbear and Post Coal Prom Queen, this feature-length documentary brings Scotland’s evocative screen heritage to cinema audiences across the country.

Is climate change rooted in our history? Can we break free from a boom and bust mentality? What can we do differently to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for generations to come? 

Want to screen the film?

If you’re interested in screening Living Proof at your venue or festival please e-mail Film Hub Scotland at

Watch the trailer here.

Book here.

Upcoming tour dates:

Click on venues for online ticket sales (where currently available).

Girvan Library 8 November
Sea Change Film Festival, Isle of Tiree 8 November & available to stream from December
Wigtown Church Hall (hosted by Driftwood Cinema) 10 November
An Lanntair Arts Centre, Isle of Lewis 11 November
The Fraser Centre, Tranent 11 November
Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick 14 November
Dunoon Film Festival 14 November
Dundee Contemporary Arts 14 November
Screen Machine: Port Ellen Isle of Islay 15 November
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries 16 November
The Kino, Leven 17 November
Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle – The Columba Centre, Islay (Screen Argyll) 19 November
Screen Machine: Lochgilphead 23 November
The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy 26 November
Alchemy Film & Arts, Heart of Hawick 27 November
Lionacleit Community Library, Isle of Benbecula 2 December
Comrie Cinema Club at WRI Hall 4 December

With previous screenings at:

Filmhouse, Edinburgh
Glasgow Film Theatre
Comrie Cinema Club
Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge
The Phoenix Cinema, Orkney
Hippodrome, Bo’ness
Byre Theatre, University of St. Andrews
Screen Machine: Brodick, Isle of Arran
John Gray Centre, Haddington
Saltspace Co-operative, Glasgow

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