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Being Human - Song of the Sea

Tomm Moore

The Tay is a dark and eerie river with an ignoble history of bridge disasters, whaling, pirating and shipwrecks. But its biggest surprise has yet to reach the surface… University of Dundee researchers invite you to imagine a Scottish Atlantis thriving beneath the water as part of Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities (14-23 November 2019)

Ten-year-old Ben and his younger sister Saoirse live in a lighthouse towering over the sea with their gruff father, who is unable to get over the loss of his late wife. Saoirse, now six, has never uttered a word, though Ben happily chatters away for both of them. But we soon learn that Saoirse, like her mother before her, is a selkie – mythological creatures that live as seals in the sea but shed their skins to live as humans... 

This film is preceded by What Lurks Beneath - please book your free tickets for this event separately.