DCA Archive

Made In My Toun


“Jute, jam and journalism” – when clichés aren’t quite what they seem…  Made in My Toun: Dundee is a live screening of archive films with old narratives and new interpretations of the City of Discovery told by Dundonians themselves.  Join curator Shona Thomson for a fascinating look at how Dundee and Scotland’s ‘touns’ have been portrayed on the big screen since the early 1900s, with a unique selection of films from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

As well as screening a rare 1939 promotional film about Dundee, there will be a panel discussion with filmmaker Craig Collinson, whose STV documentary SheToon – City of Bingo tells the story of the city’s working women and will also be screening as part of the event.

On tour across Scotland, Made in My Toun is part of the BFI Britain on Film project, making thousands of newly digitised film and TV titles from archives across the UK available to view online: www.bfi.org.uk/britain-on-film.

Britain on Film is supported by Unlocking Film Heritage awarding funds from The National Lottery.