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Our Fathers

BBC Scotland / Creative Scotland 
Scottish Documentary Institute
Acquired by True Story

30 mins 

In 2015 the Bishop of Aberdeen wrote to the Bishop of Aba in Nigeria with an urgent request – do you have any spare priests?

Father Maximilian Nwosu and Father James Anyaegbu are the answer: two Nigerians sent on a mission to serve the Scottish Highlands.

But from preaching to packed congregations back home, they find the Highlands scattered with empty, closing churches and an ageing population. Based in Inverness-shire, they drive relentlessly from one remote church to another trying to keep a feeling of community alive.

Will their good humour and Igbo songs make a difference?

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Commissioned by BBC Scotland and Creative Scotland, and produced by the Scottish Documentary Institute, "Our Fathers" premiered at the 2020 Glasgow Film Festival, was broadcast on BBC Scotland in Spring 2020, opened the Lusaka International Film Festival (Zambia) in 2021 and has now been acquired by True Story

Written and Directed by Zoe Hunter Gordon and Kieran Hennigan 
Director of Photography: Thomas Hogben
Editor: Erika Iesse
Additional Camera: Kieran Hennigan and Zoe Hunter Gordon
Sound: Zoe Hunter Gordon and Kieran Hennigan

Colourist & Online Editor: Harrison Jacobs

Sound Designer & Dubbing Mixer: Tom Drew

Production Manager: Naomi Spiro

Production Co-ordinator: Rachel Stollery

Executive Producer for Screen Scotland: Leslie Finlay

Executive Producer for BBC Scotland: Steve Allen

Produced by Noé Mendelle

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